Recently, the rapid screening of COVID-19 made in China began to be used overseas and the error rate reached 80%.
The Czech Republic, Spain and Turkey are all affected by this. The Czech government is currently negotiating cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
However, Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, disagreed with such news. He claimed on Twitter that the 80% error rate was due to “improper use by Czech staff.”
The Czech Republic spent 14 million koruna (approximately USD 570,000) on purchasing Chinese rapid coronavirus test kits this month.
On the 18 March, it dispatched military aircraft to bring back 150,000 rapid test kits from Shenzhen. But after five days of inspection, the health department found that the error rate was as high as 80%.
All inspectors are now subject to in-depth investigation.
Source: Itn TW