Well, this surely won’t help the “Made in China” advertising campaign.
Spain’s El Pais is reporting that China sold the country 640,000 COVID-19 testing kits that don’t work:
Spain bought 640,000 testing kits from China. They don’t work https://t.co/Q2wrgsapDn
— Bruno Maçães (@MacaesBruno) March 26, 2020
Spain is quickly becoming one of the hardest hit countries by coronavirus, and the death toll his climing:
LATEST: Spain's death toll from the coronavirus climbs to 4,089 after another 655 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
— ABC News (@ABC) March 26, 2020
The test reportedly had a sensitivity of only 30% and not the expected 80%:
Spain bought hundreds of thousands of coronavirus rapid tests from China that aren't working well, reports @el_pais. The tests have a sensitivity of 30% when they should exceed 80%. https://t.co/G835JUFKlo
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) March 26, 2020
The Czech Republic reported a similar problem with Chinese-made kits:
— Summer In Smoke ? (@SummerInSmokeHK) March 24, 2020
First China gives the world the virus and now they’re effing up testing. Wonderful.