April 20 coronavirus news

By Julia Hollingsworth, Adam Renton and Rob Picheta, CNN

Updated 9:15 p.m. ET, April 20, 2020
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8:54 p.m. ET, April 19, 2020

Trump says US wants investigators to go to China

From CNN's From Jason Hoffman

US President Donald Trump said Sunday the United States still wants investigators to go to China to investigate the coronavirus outbreak.

The US has previously made requests, which have been rebuffed. The White House has continually accused China of withholding accurate information about the extent of the virus within the country.

“We are talking to China. We spoke to them a long time ago about going in. We want to go in,” Trump said Sunday at a coronavirus task force briefing.

8:53 p.m. ET, April 19, 2020

12,000 coronavirus testing kits recalled because of possible contamination

From CNN’s Hollie Silverman

About 12,000 coronavirus testing kits distributed by the Washington Department of Health have been recalled because of possible contamination, according to a news release from the health department.

On Friday, University of Washington Medicine notified the state health department that there may have been a quality control issue after a small number of vials of viral transport media (VTM) fluid appeared to have an unusual color, according to the release.

The testing kits in question were sent to local health jurisdictions, tribal nations, and state agency partners across the state, the news release said.

Jurisdictions that received the kits are encouraged to contact the health department for a new shipment of swabs and VTM transport tubes, according to the release.

A large shipment of swabs and VTM from a different vendor are expected to arrive in the state this week, the release said.