Coronavirus discovered on imported squid packaging in China

Ningbo (China), September 20

Authorities in China’s northeastern Jilin province have discovered the novel coronavirus on the packaging of imported squid, well being authorities within the metropolis of Fuyu stated on Sunday, urging anybody who could have purchased it to get themselves examined.

One of the packages had arrived within the metropolis by way of the provincial capital Changchun, Fuyu metropolis’s well being workplace stated on its official WeChat account on Sunday.

It requested individuals who had purchased and eaten imported squid on the native Sanjia Deda frozen seafood wholesale store August 24-31 to report back to neighbourhood authorities and search a COVID check.

The Changchun COVID-19 prevention workplace stated the squid had been imported from Russia by an organization in Hunchun metropolis and dropped at the provincial capital.

Chinese customs stated on Friday they might droop imports from firms for per week if frozen meals merchandise examined optimistic for coronavirus and for a month if a provider’s merchandise examined optimistic for a 3rd time or extra.

Mainland China has just lately reported only a few infections with the virus that emerged in Wuhan late final yr, with simply 10 new COVID-19 instances on Saturday. It says most up-to-date instances come from folks coming into China from elsewhere.

In August, native authorities in two Chinese cities stated that they had discovered traces of the virus on cargoes of imported frozen meals. The World Health Organization stated then it noticed no proof of COVID-19 being unfold by meals or packaging. Reuters


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