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Tanzanian President Shocked As Goat, Sheep, Pawpaw Test Positive For Covid-19

Experts have cause to worry as a goat and pawpaw are said to have tested positive for coronavirus in Tanzania.

The country's President, John Magufuli on Sunday, made this known on Sunday, wondering whether the goat and pawpaw have to be quarantines.

"We extracted a sample from a goat which turned positive. This tells you that something is not adding up," he stated.

"Are we now supposed to quarantine goats and fruits?" President Magufuli questioned.

He has, consequently, ordered a probe of the country's coronavirus testing kits after samples taken from a goat and pawpaw tested positive.

The leader quoted as speaking in Chato in the northwest of Tanzania, Magufuli said the COVID-19 testing kits which had been imported from abroad had "technical errors".

According to him, he has instructed Tanzanian security forces to check the quality of the kits, who then randomly obtained several non-human samples, including from a pawpaw, a goat, and a sheep, but had assigned them human names and ages.

The samples were then submitted to Tanzania's laboratory to test for the coronavirus, with the lab technicians left deliberately unaware of their origins, he noted.

He disclosed that samples from the pawpaw and the goat tested positive for COVID-19, adding it was likely that some people were being tested positive when in fact they were not infected by the Coronavirus.

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