India cancels order for China’s ‘faulty’ COVID-19 rapid testing kits

India has cancelled orders to import coronavirus rapid testing kits from China after finding them to be “faulty”. The country had placed an order for about half a million kits from two Chinese firms: Wondfo Biotech and Livzon Diagnostic. States in India had refused to use the rapid testing kits, claiming they were only 5% accurate.

Kits failed quality checks by the Indian Council of Medical Research on April 27, prompting states to withdraw the kits that were already in use, reported India Today. However, the Chinese Embassy in India has rejected these claims and said the problems with storage, handling or transport might be responsible for the inaccuracy. 

Source: Samaa