Covid: Reused nose swab scam busted in Indonesia airport
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Covid: Reused nose swab scam busted in Indonesia airport

Newsdesk |
May 5, 2021

Several employees of a pharmaceutical company have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly washing and reselling used Covid nasal swab test kits. Up to 9,000 passengers at an airport in Medan may have been tested with the reused swab sticks, say police.


New Delhi, 05 May 2021

As per news report of BBC, state-owned company Kimia Farma is now reportedly facing a potential lawsuit launched on behalf of the travellers. Covid nasal swab testing has become routine in many countries hit by the global pandemic. Police said they believed the scam had been happening since last December at Kualanamu airport in Medan, North Sumatra.

Source -bbc.com

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