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The scourge of fake "homemade" anti-Covid tests


SURVEY - You don't have to be an expert to do mock PCR tests. While very lucrative trafficking has been discovered, “homemade” tests are more difficult to detect.

Jules had to go to a business meeting on a Monday in Barcelona, ​​which he couldn't miss.

However, a 72-hour PCR test was required of him in order to be able to travel: "

I called five centers, none could give me the result of my test on the weekend


Believing to be of “

good will

”, he then found himself “with his

back to the wall

”: “

I had no choice, I made a mistake


Like Jules, many of them use counterfeits: lack of time, money worries, or even ill will, six of them have testified to Le


to explain why and how they did it.

Read also: Covid-19: the trail of a laboratory leak resurfaces

I was educated in accordance with the rules,

” says Jules, 27 years old.

And yet, that Sunday, he found himself using a fake PCR test to get on a plane, and therefore potentially increasing the risk of transmission of the virus to another country: "

I barely get out and work from home. I don't think I was a danger to others,

”he explains to himself.

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Source: lefigaro

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