A goat and a Pawpaw have tested positive to the coronavirus according to a laboratory test.
The shocking news was a ploy to ascertain authenticity of equipment bought to detect the pandemic.
The development happened in Tanzania when president John Pombe Magufuli raised alarm over quality of the kits bought to fend off the human-killer disease.
In his speech, he revealed that the imported covid-19 testing kits have “technical errors”.
According to him, he had instructed that non-human samples be randomly obtained from a pawpaw fruit, a sheep and a goat which were labeled fake human names and bio-data without the knowledge of the lab technicians.
Surprisingly, the President said he was amazed that the tests for the pawpaw fruit and goat came out positive.
Speaking further at the event, he revealed he has since ordered the Tanzanian health agency to subject the quality of the kits to clinical lab tests to help ascertain their effectiveness and reliability.