The Chinese Embassy in Spain has assured this Thursday that the Government bought the rapid tests to diagnose the coronavirus from Shenzhen Bioeasy Biotechnology, a company that was not included in the list of classified suppliers. It maintains that it has not yet obtained the official license necessary to sell its products.
Through its Twitter account, the Chinese Embassy has also clarified that the donations made by the Government of Xi Jinping and Alibaba do not include any products from this company. In addition, he explained that the purchase of sanitary material worth 432 million euros announced on Wednesday by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has not yet left the country.
– Chinese Embassy in Spain (@ChinaEmbEsp) March 26, 2020
SIMÓN RECOGNIZES THE RETURN OF 9,000 TEST
The director of the emergency center, Fernando Simón, has confirmed the information provided by 'El País' and has acknowledged that Spain has returned a batch of rapid tests due to its lack of efficiency. Is about an initial shipment of 9,000 rapid tests They were validated at the National Center for Epidemiology and in several hospitals, and it was concluded that they did not meet the European Commission (CE) quality certificates.
"The lots have been returned and they will provide us with other types of rapid tests," said Simón. The Government has obtained other suppliers that will contribute around 5 million quick tests Furthermore, it works with Spanish biotechnology companies so that these tests can be produced nationally.
In a statement, Moncloa has ensured that this defective lot was received from a national supplier that acquired it in China. The Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, stressed on Thursday afternoon that this purchase does not correspond to the 432 million euros in sanitary protection material that he agreed with China.
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