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Coronavirus: Police seize 600,000 dubious rapid tests

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Police on Friday announced they seized around 600,000 rapid tests as part of investigations relating to the alleged document forgery case unveiled earlier in the week.

This came after a company that won the health ministry’s tender for the provision of rapid tests was found to have allegedly forged documents for 1.2 million rapid test kits worth €1.8 million that did not comply with EU specifications.

The delivery was not accepted or paid for by the ministry and investigations began shortly after to clarify how the tests ended up in Cyprus.

The 600,000 rapid tests were seized on Thursday so they could be examined to ensure they comply with specifications.

This is the second case concerning rapid tests investigated by the police, after a complaint about two months ago about a company charging double for rapid tests.

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