Hundreds of used COVID-19 test kits found dumped

Hundreds of covid-19 test kits have been found dumped next to the N2 highway near Mdantsane in East London. They used test kits were discovered by a jogger. Our reporter, Aviwe Mtila joins us from the site of the dumped test kits. Courtesy #DStv403

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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