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Only 150 Coronavirus test kits left in Zimbabwe

by Mandla Ndlovu
08 Apr 2020 at 12:29hrs | Views
Zimbabwe is currently left with about 100-150 working Coronavirus test kits, award-winning journalist Hopewell Chin'ono has revealed.

In a Twitter post on Tuesday Chin'ono revealed that the 20 000 test kits that were donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma were unusable.

"This document shows that Zimbabwe only had 500 Coronavirus testing kits, 100 are left. The 20 000 kits from Jack Ma were not working." Chin'ono said. "Why can't government buy test kits like what other governments are doing? I did a video last week of January saying they should buy, now it's April."

Meanwhile, Jack Ma announced on Monday that he is sending the missing extraction kits so that the test kits can be usable.

"Our second donation to 54 countries in Africa is on the way. That includes 500 ventilators, 200K suits & face shields, 2K thermometers, 1M swabs & extraction kits and 500K gloves. Thank you@AbiyAhmedAli @flyethiopian  @AfricaCDC  @WFP for your partnership. Stay safe Africa!" jack Ma posted on Twitter.

Source - Byo24News