President launches investigation into faulty test kits
by Adan Salazar
The president of Tanzania has launched an investigation into test kits after samples submitted from a goat and a fruit tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
President John Magufuli on Sunday said he’d ordered his security forces to evaluate the test kits obtained from overseas by submitting non-human samples and labeling them with human names and ages.
The samples, which originated from a pawpaw fruit, a goat and a sheep, were then sent to a lab where they tested positive for COVID-19, according to the president.
President Magufuli said “this meant it was likely that some people were being tested positive when in fact they were not infected by the coronavirus,” reports Reuters.