Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca raised similar issues during a news conference on Friday, saying rapid testing kit samples from a Chinese company did not meet the country's effectiveness standards.
The Chinese embassy paid close attention to some local reports about the "defective" masks that the Dutch government had purchased from China, and contacted the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health as quickly as possible to verify the information, Xu said in a statement obtained by Xinhua. It has now been chose to stop the use of this entire shipment.
They received a delivery of masks from a Chinese manufacturer on March 21, the health ministry said in a statement.
Spanish officials said last week that hundreds of thousands of testing kits delivered by a Chinese company had only a 30% accuracy rate.
Almost 60,000 kits could not accurately determine if a patient had the virus.
It clarified that separate material donated by the Chinese government and technology and retail group Alibaba did not include products from Shenzhen Bioeasy. The company added that it had not adequately communicated with clients how to use the kits and said it has "instructed internal staff to make relevant operational videos and more detailed operational instruction cards".
Allegations of defective equipment come after critics warned China could be using the coronavirus outbreak to further its influence.
"China is aggressively pushing the message that, unlike the USA, it is a responsible and reliable partner", he wrote.
"Armed with facts, we need to defend Europe against its detractors", Borrell said.It now has more than 85,000 infections - surpassing the number of cases reported in China.
"It is hoped that this isolated incident will not affect the friendly cooperation between the two countries in the fight against the pandemic". Over 630 people have already died in the western European country due to the virus.
The DOH stressed that the COVID-19 tests kits imported from China and were delivered to the Philippines, have passed the World Health Organization (WHO) standards.