An unsourced report from Isle of Man newspapers has claimed the Isle of Man Government has spent more than £9 million of Manx taxpayer money on lateral flow devices to detect COVID-19:
The total cost of LFTs has been £9,072,127.48.
Individual test kits cost £2.45, and packs of five cost £11.75.
Delivery costs for these totalled £176,038.42. This was for transporting the tests to the Isle of Man by carrier or post.
The distribution costs to Isle of Man residents were significantly more, totalling £800,444.06.Over £9m spent on lateral flow devices by govt
According to Isle of Man newspapers, this has paid for more than 3.1 million testing devices.