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India cancels orders for Chinese Covid-19 test kits, says won't lose money

States must stop using rapid antibody test kits procured from Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics, said ICMR

A woman gives samples to a medic for Covid-19 tests, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Ranchi. Photo: PTI
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A woman gives samples to a medic for Covid-19 tests, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Ranchi. Photo: PTI

BS Web Team New Delhi
India has cancelled orders given to two Chinese companies for providing Covid-19 test kits after finding them faulty in field conditions, said the government on Monday. Not a single rupee will be lost to the companies, it said.
 
States must stop using rapid antibody test kits procured from Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), according to news agency IANS. "The results showed wide variation in their sensitivity, despite early promise of good performance for surveillance purposes," it said in a statement.

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First Published: Apr 27 2020 | 5:36 PM IST

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