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COVID-19 update: China dispatches 650,000 kits to India

COVID-19 update: China dispatches 650,000 kits to India

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 April 2020 6:38 AM GMT

China has dispatched 650,000 kits to India. Indian Ambassador to Beijing Vikram Misri tweeted, "A total of 650,000 kits, including Rapid Antibody Tests and RNA Extraction Kits have been despatched early today from Guangzhou Airport to #India."

It is important to note that a lot of countries have previously returned faulty testing kits and equipment to China.

China had even launched an investigation into Shenzhen Bioeasy Biotechnology, a Chinese company that sold a batch of coronavirus test kits to Spain which authorities said were faulty.

Bioeasy did not feature in the list of authorized suppliers offered to Spain by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce although the Spanish Health Ministry said that the purchase “was initiated before the Chinese authorities provided new lists of suppliers” to the government. The Chinese company’s tests, however, have been approved by the European Union (EU) for their sale throughout the bloc.

The Spanish government bought 640,000 rapid test kits from the Chinese company, based in Guangzhou province, of which the first 58,000 arrived in the European country, one of the worst-hit by the pandemic.

Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa said that the first batch of testing kits failed to pass quality control checks after several microbiology laboratories in the country’s major hospitals found that they were not working well.

“The manufacturer in China has agreed to their return and will replace them with a new test model,” the Health Ministry had said in a statement then.

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