Thousands of people will have to redo their coronavirus tests because one uncovered by a dodgy lab was giving false negative results.
In September and October at least 43,000 people apparently may have been given they had covid.
Work at Immensa Health Clinic in Wolverhampton has been halted due to an increase in negative PCR tests following positive lateral flow results.
Most are in western countries. The lab received a taxpayer-funded contract worth £119 million last year, months after its launch.
It comes after it emerged in January that workers were drinking, fighting and watching porn in the lab when they should have been handling the samples.
Tory MP Nigel Mills said: “This place should have been closed for good while running its story.
“It is shocking that it has been allowed to remain open and there is a huge mess now.
“It’s a disgrace. If loopholes are revealed in the process here, which I strongly imagine, then heads should be rolling.
“The investigation should be comprehensive and an audit should be conducted in other testing companies.”
Officials are contacting people who may still be infected and are asking them to self-isolate if they have symptoms and get tested again, while old samples are re-tested in other laboratories. Is.