Fake coronavirus test kits seized at Los Angeles airport
The package had come from the U.K.March 14, 2020, 9:39 PM3 min read Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized what appear to be fake novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, tests at the Los Angeles International Airport, the agency said Saturday. The package had come from the United Kingdom on Thursday and contained various vials that manifested as pure water, but upon inspection contained white liquid and were labeled “Corona Virus 2019nconv (COVID-19)” and “Virus1 Test Kit,” according to a statement from CBP. The agency called it a “significant interception, at a time when the U.S. is in the midst of a National Emergency.” The seized shipment of fake tests was turned over to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to CBP. Testing for novel coronavirus is limited in the U.S. and currently reserved for those who really need it, health officials told ABC News. More than 81 public health labs are online across all 50 states and conducting testing, according to the CDC. What to know about Coronavirus: How it started and how to protect yourself: Coronavirus explained What to do if you have symptoms: Coronavirus symptomsTracking the spread in the US and Worldwide: Coronavirus map Dr.