The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has shut down a CCP Virus (coronavirus) testing program that is promoted by billionaire Bill Gates.

“Please discontinue patient testing and return of diagnostic results to patients until proper authorization is obtained,” the FDA said in a memo sent to the Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN), according to The New York Times.

The program’s goal is to test people who are healthy and sick to get a sense of how widespread CCP Virus is in the Seattle area. It also seeks to bring the country to the level of testing that officials said is necessary before states can begin safely reopening.

The FDA sent the memo asking SCAN to halt the testing program on Wednesday, May 13, after Bill Gates announced it on Tuesday.

In an update on its website, SCAN said, “The FDA has not raised any concerns regarding the safety and accuracy of SCAN’s test, but we have been asked to pause testing until we receive that additional authorization.”

The FDA requires any coronavirus tests to receive emergency use authorization (EUA) before being used.

Gates wrote on his blog that the testing program “has potential to become an important tool for health officials seeking insights about the spread and behavior of the virus.”

“As SCAN gathers more test results in the weeks ahead, researchers expect the new data to provide a better sense of the number of infections and serve as one source to help answer other questions, like when physical distancing measures can be relaxed,” the billionaire wrote.

However, an FDA representative told the Times that the home testing kits raised concerns over safety and accuracy of the results.

Gates has been criticized since he mentioned in recent interviews that the only solution to the global CCP Virus pandemic is a new mandatory universal vaccine.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer and environmentalist, responded, “Vaccines, for Bill Gates, are a strategic philanthropy that feeds his many vaccine-related businesses (including Microsoft’s ambition to control a global vac ID enterprise) and gives him dictatorial control over global health policy—the spear tip of corporate neo-imperialism.”

Gates was also accused of controlling international organizations such as the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Vaccine Alliance, and the international health organization PATH, in addition to using their money to advance their projects and silence those who reject mass vaccinations.

In late April, Gates praised the CCP for its response to the CCP Virus pandemic “right at the beginning,” saying that the United States handled the outbreak “particularly poorly.”