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Chinese coronavirus test kits face rejection overseas

Spain and Malaysia question accuracy as one maker offers replacements

Health workers perform coronavirus testing at KPJ Damansara Hospital in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, on March 28.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- Several countries have voiced doubts about Chinese-made test kits for the new coronavirus even as Beijing ramped up approval of diagnostics devices to meet growing global demand.

The Spanish government said this week it will return some 9,000 test kits to China, citing "substandard" quality.

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