Tanzania suspends head of national health lab after fruit tests positive for COVID-19

Asimina triloba - Wikipedia
Asimina triloba, or “Paw Paw” fruit

Tanzania has suspended the head of its national health laboratory after President John Magufuli questioned the accuracy of the lab’s COVID-19 tests. That’s according to Reuters.

Magufuli said the imported COVID-19 test kits were faulty, after they returned positive results on several non-human samples submitted for testing under the guise that they were human samples.

Among those that reportedly tested positive were a goat and a piece of fruit known as a “paw paw.”

A committee has been formed to investigate the laboratory’s operations, says Reuters.

Magufuli also reportedly fired the country’s head of the government Medical Stores Department, which is responsible for distributing medical supplies and equipment to government hospitals.

(It should be noted that some animals are known to carry coronavirus. The possibility that any of the animals tested actually may have had coronavirus was not addressed.)

Fruit has not been known to carry coronavirus.

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3 thoughts on “Tanzania suspends head of national health lab after fruit tests positive for COVID-19”

  1. Of course the COVID test are faulty, there is no COVID-19. Not a single one of Koch’s Postulates were even almost fulfilled in this alleged ‘discovery’.

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