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Hundreds of used COVID-19 test kits found dumped


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. 

READ: COVID-19: Over 1 million tests conducted in SA

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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