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

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WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - 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.

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Reporting by Eric Beechd; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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