現地スペインの EL PAÍS(The Country)紙英語版によると
Unreliability of new tests delays effort to slow coronavirus spread in Spain
Health officials say the material was bought from a Chinese company that met EU criteria, but China says the manufacturer did not have an official license to sell its products
Madrid - 27 MAR 2020 - 11:24 CET
Spanish health authorities said on Thursday that they have returned a shipment of rapid diagnostic tests purchased from a Chinese manufacturer after these were found to be unreliable in detecting the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Health Minister Salvador Illa said the government has sent the tests back to a company named Shengzhen Bioeasy Biotechnology after Spanish microbiologists reported that the first 9,000 tests correctly identified positive cases only 30% of the time, when experts recommend a sensitivity of at least 80%. The story was first reported by EL PAÍS on Wednesday, and the Health Ministry has since confirmed it.
The leader of Spain’s main opposition party, Pablo Casado of the Popular Party (PP), said on Twitter that Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez “must explain why the government did not validate the tests he bought that do not work, and whether these were bought from an unlicensed company, as China says. If so, we are dealing with a lack of responsibility that must have consequences.”