The Spanish government appears to be the first major victim of improperly sourced COVID-19 rapid test kits. Health agencies in the country had purchased a total of 9,000 kits from Shenzhen Bioeasy Biotechnology. Spain found that the tests were accurate only 30% of the time.
Shenzhen Bioeasy maintain that the low success rate was caused by user error. Despite attempting to shift the blame, the Chinese Embassy in Spain has distanced itself from the company and publicly announced that none of its donations to the country have included product from Shenzhen Bioeasy.
Subsequent to the publishing of this report, the government of Georgia announced that it had already purchased such test kits from Shenzhen Bioeasy and was suspending its relationship with the tainted firm. Further, a Chinese government regulatory group has announced an investigation into the company and its products.
Note: Shenzhen Bioeasy has never featured on Aeotec Health’s list of approved rapid test-kit makers having previously failed our team’s due diligence process.