Human rights lawyers in Medan, Kamal Pane (left) and Ranto Sibarani say they will sue Kimia Farma for compensation. Photo: Aisyah Llewellyn Human rights lawyers in Medan, Kamal Pane (left) and Ranto Sibarani say they will sue Kimia Farma for compensation. Photo: Aisyah Llewellyn
Human rights lawyers in Medan, Kamal Pane (left) and Ranto Sibarani say they will sue Kimia Farma for compensation. Photo: Aisyah Llewellyn

Reused nose swabs: Indonesian firm faces lawsuit over Covid-19 test ‘fraud’

  • Kimia Farma, a state-owned pharmaceutical firm, is accused of washing and repacking cotton swabs that were used at a Medan airport
  • Police say workers may have earned up to US$125,000 in the ruse that has potentially affected 9,000 travellers since December

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Human rights lawyers in Medan, Kamal Pane (left) and Ranto Sibarani say they will sue Kimia Farma for compensation. Photo: Aisyah Llewellyn Human rights lawyers in Medan, Kamal Pane (left) and Ranto Sibarani say they will sue Kimia Farma for compensation. Photo: Aisyah Llewellyn
Human rights lawyers in Medan, Kamal Pane (left) and Ranto Sibarani say they will sue Kimia Farma for compensation. Photo: Aisyah Llewellyn
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