China sent Spain, Czech Republic faulty coronavirus tests

by Daniel Payne · Mar 26th, 2020 2:03 pm
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Last Updated Mar 26th, 2020 at 2:36 pm

Medical authorities in Spain and the Czech Republic have received thousands of faulty coronavirus tests from China, a disaster that may help explain why the disease is currently ravaging Spain, the country with the second-highest official death toll in the world.

Upward of four-fifths of the 150,000 rapid-response tests the Czech Republic has received from China are faulty, while an investigation in Spain found that the country's Chinese-purchased tests have a failure rate of about 70%.

More than 4,000 people have died in Spain from the virus, while the Czech Republic has seen a total of nine deaths.


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