Indonesian police arrest five for reusing Covid-19 nasal swabs May 07, 2021 0 170 12345 Jakarta: Police in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province have arrested five people on suspicion of reusing Covid-19 test kits on passengers at the international airport there, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The five, who worked for state-owned company Kimia Farma, washed and repackaged antigen nasal swabs for antigen-based rapid testing and used them on travellers at Kualanamu airport in Medan, said provincial police spokesman Hadi Wahyudi. “We will question top officials at the company to get to the bottom of the case,” Hadi said, adding that the five suspects had been doing this since December. The suspects could face six years in prison if found guilty of violating Indonesia’s health and consumer protection laws, he said. Provincial police chief Panca Putra Simanjuntak said the suspects made a profit of 30 million rupiah (2,000 dollars) per day from reusing the nasal swabs. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Record COVID cases in India could be linked to ‘double mutant’ virus strain May 07, 2021 0 2271 Chinese media downplays danger from falling rocket debris May 07, 2021 0 349 Jailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced to further 10 months in prison May 07, 2021 0 444 Iranian police probe death of Swiss diplomat in Tehran Tehran: Police are investigating the death of a Swiss diplomat in Tehran, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. “Police are currently intensively investigating the circumstances that led to the diplomat’s .. Palestinian arrested after attack on Israeli students dpa Tel Aviv Israel has arrested a Palestinian suspect three days after an attack that wounded three Israelis in the West Bank. One of the three religious students has since died in hospital. The Israeli domestic .. Danish court upholds seven-year prison sentence in Iran spy case Copenhagen: A Danish appeals court on Thursday upheld a seven-year prison sentence for an Iranian-born Norwegian for espionage and assisting in assassination plots, the Ritzau news agency reported. The man has been in .. South Korea to build world’s largest floating wind park dpa Seoul South Korea is planning to complete the world’s largest offshore wind farm running on floating turbines by 2030, as President Moon Jae In pledged the government’s full support for the project during its ..