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The Tanzanian security forces had randomly obtained several non-human samples for COVID-19 test, including from pawpaw, a goat and a sheep, but had assigned them human names and ages.

President John Magufuli had instructed Tanzanian security forces to check the quality of coronavirus testing kits after goat and fruit test positive.

The Twitter post by Ahmed Mohamed dated 3 May 2020 states that John Magufuli president of Tanzia declared that the COVID-19 tests kits used in Tanzania were faulty. He also revealed that several non-human samples sent to the National lab tested positive for COVID-19 including samples from a Papaya, a goat and a sheep. Reports suggested that John Magufuli had instructed Tanzanian security forces to check the quality of the kits. Thus they had randomly obtained several non-human samples labelled with names of humans with fake names and age.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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