Spain and Czechia (Czech Republic) have encountered the same problem. … For its part, Czechia paid US$ 546,000 for 150,000 Chinese quick coronavirus test kits, 80 per cent of which were faulty.
All numbers from China were wrong due to faulty test kits. MSM reported wrong Chinese numbers in late February and created panic with wrong numbers and wrong statistics. This was scaremongering with fake news. Now the Spanish numbers turn out to be all wrong. Italian numbers aren’t to trust. The Sacra Corona Unita has infiltrated hospitals, labs and institutions. The mafia is the main profiteer of the economic crisis in Italy. The mafia offers small businesses with financial difficulties to help them. This help comes with the mafia conditions. French numbers aren’t to trust. Macron is a Rothschild puppet, nough said. German numbers aren’t to trust. They let ‘Corona patients’ from France and Italy fly in to take care of them in their hospitals. The deal is, these patients aren’t tested in Germany. They were tested in France and Italy.
Faulty Virus Tests Cloud China’s European Outreach Over Covid-19 By Andrea Dudik and Radoslav Tomek 1. April 2020, 05:00 MESZ Updated on 1. April 2020, 09:04 MESZ Kits bought by countries across the continent prove unreliable The issues may harm China’s bid to lead global virus efforts
As the coronavirus landed in Italy and began to sweep across the continent, European leaders turned to China for testing kits to quickly identify infection hot spots.
Some are already regretting it.
The 1.2 million Chinese antibody tests that the Slovak government bought from local middlemen for 15 million euros ($16 million) are inaccurate and unable to detect Covid-19 in its early stages, according to Prime Minister Igor Matovic, who only took office last month. “We have a ton and no use for them,” he said. They should “just be thrown straight into the Danube.”
Matovic may have an ax to grind as the testing kits were purchased by the previous government, of which he has been a fierce critic for many things, including its record on fighting corruption. Still, similar difficulties have cropped up from Madrid to Istanbul — complicating countries’ efforts to get a handle on the virus and re-open their economies, which are headed for recessions that could eclipse the fallout from the 2008 financial meltdown.
The issues aren’t just a problem for Europe. They risk derailing China’s own efforts to fill the void left as President Donald Trump steers the U.S. away from its traditional leadership role in times of global crisis. Beijing hopes to win favor through mass deliveries of medical aid to European nations — part of wider geopolitical ambitions in the region that go back years.
Regarding the virus-testing kits, China said Slovakia used them incorrectly, and cautioned against politicizing instances where equipment isn’t up to scratch — issues it said it experienced when receiving help from abroad during the initial emergence of the virus months ago in Wuhan.
“Problems should be properly solved based on facts, not political interpretations,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. “In fact, when we first began fighting Covid-19 at home, some of the assistance China received was defective, but we chose to believe and respect the kind intentions of these countries.”
Whatever the intention, complaints in Spanish media increased as it transpired last week that 50,000 quick-testing kits from China were faulty and had to be returned. Deaths in Spain have begun to match those in nearby Italy — currently the virus’s epicenter in Europe. Temporary Morgue And Hospital As Spanish Virus Crisis Deepens
In fact, the sort of rapid coronavirus tests the countries bought are still unproven. If they can be shown to work, they offer the potential to vastly accelerate testing and get a better picture of how widely the disease has spread in society. But companies have only recently developed them and some experts warn governments to hold off on buying big supplies until it’s clearer which, if any, of the diagnostic tools work best.
Criticism of China from other countries has been muted, likely reflecting its growing economic and strategic heft. Under the banner of a trade and infrastructure initiative known as Belt and Road, Beijing has moved to increasingly knit the fortunes of other countries to itself. Indeed President Xi Jinping has described China’s mass deployment of medical assistance to countries including Italy, Greece and France as an effort to further a “Health Silk Road.”
In the Czech Republic, health-care authorities and some government members said the 300,000 quick tests purchased by the state only worked if patients had been infected for at least five days, while about a third were defective. President Milos Zeman, however, avoided mentioning the problems.
“I’d like to thank the Chinese People’s Republic for being the only country that helped us in supplying the material,” he said March 19. In doing so, he failed to acknowledge aid also being provided by the European Union.
In Turkey, which imported its first batch of “several thousand” kits in early March, officials determined an accuracy rate of less than 35%, according to a senior official with direct knowledge of the matter. Their use was immediately suspended and new tests sourced from a different Chinese supplier. They arrived last week and had an accuracy rate of about 90%, according to the Turkish official.