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LA County sheriff refuses to use COVID-19 test provider over alleged ties to China

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Monday informed the L.A. County Board of Supervisors that his office will no longer use the county's coronavirus test provider, alleging that the company may share data from COVID-19 testing patients with the Chinese government.

In a letter reported by Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin, Villanueva says he was contacted by the FBI's Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, who shared "very concerning information" regarding Fulgent Genetics Corporation, the Temple City-based company contracted by L.A. County to provide coronavirus tests.

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