Cancun., Q.R. — Two laboratories in Cancun have been shut after they were found involved in providing tourists with false negative Covid tests. Ministerial elements of the Attorney General’s Office secured two laboratories belonging to Marbus SA de CV for allegedly providing the tests.
The two laboratories are believed to have issued negative covid-19 test results to more than 70 Argentine students who, upon arrival in their country, tested positive.
After the revelation, both Argentina and Mexico opened an investigation into locating the facilities responsible for issuing the negative covid tests.
Fernando Mora, General Coordinator of Social Communication of the Government of Quintana Roo, has said “the company that tested the young Argentinians has been suspended…after irregularities were detected in the calibration of the devices. The governor asked federal authorities to emphasize this and open an in-depth investigation into the alleged commercialization of false tests in Cancún.”
Two Cancun-based labs belonging to Marbu SA de CV have been shut. Since the discovery of the false tests, federal officials have begun an operation at the Cancun International Airport to ensure covid testing is not falsified.