Private labs issue contradictory Covid test results; Malappuram man misses flight to Sharjah
Pappinissery (Kannur): A man was compelled to cancel his journey to Sharjah after two private labs issued contradictory Covid RT-PCR test results. Interestingly, he had undergone two tests within two days and both results were different. Pappinissery Kallaikkal Mohammad Shuhail (33) failed to fly with his family to Sharjah due to the inefficiency of the laboratories.
A day before, Shuhail had undergone RT-PCR with nine others at a private lab. All the results except Shuhail’s turned negative for COVID-19. Even though the uncertainties existed, Suhail's family members decided to travel and Shuhail cancelled his ticket.
Since he was asymptomatic, he underwent COVID test in another lab the next day and the result showed that he was Covid negative. Due to the lapses on the part of the labs, Shuhail who was working in a company in Sharjah had to drop his journey. He is disappointed over the financial loss due to cancellation of the ticket and the delay occurred in his return.