Elena Samygina, 35, said she and her daughter drove to Ponderosa Park on Saturday morning when her daughter pointed to the plastic packaging of the test kits lying on the ground.
She said, “She asked me, ‘Mum, what is this? That’s when I found out that they were actually home test kits – with barcodes, full names and everything.
“But they looked like they weren’t being used. And I left them there because I was scared because I’m pregnant and wouldn’t want to touch anything that (may endanger me).”
The stay-at-home mom said she took a video and photo of the test kits and passed them on to the council, but has yet to receive a response.
“I also posted them on my Instagram and tagged city council but haven’t heard anything so far. I just felt like I had to say something because I think it can be dangerous to the public. “
Based on the photo and video she sent, each test kit contained a swab, plastic sample collection tube, and stickers with a number and barcode.
The PCR test is used to confirm a positive result of a lateral flow test and it can be obtained for free by booking on the NHS website or by phone.
The test swabs are then sent to a lab for analysis, with the result within 24 to 48 hours.
Public Health England has been contacted for comment.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-04 18:36:21