Pentagon awards $52 million contract for COVID-19 test kits

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FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington, June 15, 2005.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Defense Department said on Friday it has awarded a $51.6 million contract to Goldbelt Security LLC to purchase COVID-19 antigen over-the-counter test kits, part of President Joe Biden’s pledge to make available 500 million test kits.

The announcement did not specify how many kits Newport News, Virginia-based Goldbelt Security would supply under the contract.

(Reporting by Eric Beechd; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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