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Imported test kits questioned after Paw Paw tests positive for Covid-19

Something fishy is going on.Tanzanian president, John Magufuli on Sunday ordered a probe on the country’s imported coronavirus testing kits after samples taken from a goat and pawpaw tested positive. The President said the imported kits must be faulty.

The Tanzanian President has been underfire for being secretive when it comes to the number of Covid-19 cases in his country. He was also criticised for asking the people of Tanzania to pray the Corona Virus away rather than practice social distancing,saying it was a demonic force.

Speaking at an event in Chato in the northwest of Tanzania, Magufuli said the COVID-19 testing kits which had been imported from abroad had “technical errors”.

The president said he had instructed Tanzanian security forces to check the quality of the kits. Randomly the security forces obtained several non-human samples, including from a pawpaw, a goat, and a sheep. They then assigned them names and ages and included them in the tests.

The samples, according to him were sent for tests. The lab technicians were not told about the non-human samples before the tests were done.

President Magufuli later disclosed that samples from the pawpaw and the goat tested positive for COVID-19. He therefore concluded it was likely that some people were being tested positive when in fact they were not infected by the Coronavirus.

“We extracted a sample from a goat which turned positive. This tells you that something is not adding up,” he stated.

Magufuli however did not disclose where the kits were imported from. The question now is are the kits really faulty, and if so are they confined to Tanzania? Is it only that batch that's faulty? Is someone trying to inflate the number of cases in Tanzania? Maybe even Africa?

One thing is certain the conspiracy theorists are gonna have a field day.

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