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Goat, Pawpaw Test Positive For COVID-19

Tanzanian president, John Pombe Magufuli, has raised alarm by questioning the quality of imported COVID-19 test kits being used in the country, after goat and pawpaw reportedly tested positive for the virus.

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Magufuli ordered that the test kits be checked and probed.

He revealed this while speaking at an event recently held at Chato, north-west of the country.

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In his speech, he disclosed that the imported testing kits have “technical errors”.

According to him, he had instructed that non-human samples be randomly obtained from the fruit, a sheep and a goat, which were labeled fake human names and bio-data, without the knowledge of the laboratory technicians.

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Surprisingly, the president said he was amazed that the tests for the fruit and goat came out positive.

Speaking further at the event, he stated that he has ordered the Tanzanian health agency to subject the quality of the kits to clinical laboratory tests, to help ascertain their effectiveness and reliability.

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According to LIB, the president said:

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

“Are we now supposed to quarantine goats and fruits?” the President was quoted to have questioned.

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