Fact-checked by: Correctiv

2020/05/07 | Germany

No evidence: In Tanzania, papaya, motor oil or a goat were tested positive for the coronavirus, according to president Magufuli. This shows that the PCR tests is very unrealiable.

Explanation: It is unclear which type of test was used. In general, infections of fruit or animals are highly unlikely. A positive test may also occur when the virus is present because of contamination. Experts in Germany say the PCR test is very reliable and false positive results are almost impossible

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