EAST LONDON – Hundreds of COVID-19 test kits have been found dumped next to the N2 highway near Mdantsane in East London.
The used kits were discovered by a jogger late on Tuesday last week.
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The tests were on their way from surrounding hospitals to a laboratory in Port Elizabeth.
It’s not clear how or why they were disposed of.
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The National Health Laboratory Service has now collected the remaining tests.
The jogger told eNCA that he normally sees the tests when he watches the news.
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“When I saw them I knew immediately that these were the sticks they use to test people for COVID-19. I didn’t touch them.
“I shoved them away with my running shoes. I could open them up using my foot, and I saw that these were COVID-19 tests.”
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