Caixin
Nov 30, 2022 03:34 AM
BUSINESS

Shenzhen Nucleus Gene Lab Found to Report False Covid Test Results

A Covid testing lab run by Nucleus Huaxi at a quarantine site in Shanghai on April 15, 2022.
A Covid testing lab run by Nucleus Huaxi at a quarantine site in Shanghai on April 15, 2022.

China’s Covid testing companies are coming under increasing public criticism for profiting from the country’s “zero-Covid” strategy after a major testing lab was found to have reported fraudulent test results in multiple cities.

Lanzhou Nucleus Huaxi Laboratory uploaded negative Covid-19 test results to the health codes of people who actually tested positive, Lanzhou local health authorities in north central China’s Gansu province said Friday in a notice. The lab will be heavily penalized, the authorities said.

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