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Health Department Apologizes For Claiming Some China Test Kits Have Low Accuracy Rate

The Department of Health has apologized for claiming that some test kits from China are only 40% accurate and explained that 100k test kits are okay.

Last weekend, the Health Department reported that some coronavirus test kits from the Chinese government have a low accuracy rate. The agency explained that the test kits failed to meet the standards given by the World Health Organization.

On Sunday (March 29, 2020), the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine assessed the test kits according to the standards given by WHO. Parallel testing had been done to the test kits to address the issue.


Recently, DOH has apologized for claiming that the Chinese test kits allegedly show inaccurate results.  The department clarified that the kits, which show a low accuracy rate were of another brand.

The Health Department clarified that the 100,000 Sansure RT-PCR test kits donated by China are okay.

“The DOH apologizes for any confusion that previously issued statements have caused, The test kits mentioned during the press briefing by the department last 28 March 2020 referred to another brand of test kit that was proposed to be donated by a private foundation,” the Health Department said.


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