'Live' coronavirus found on surface of frozen food packet

Oct 18 2020 03:40 PM
'Live' coronavirus found on surface of frozen food packet

BEIJING: The coronavirus has been found on the outer surface of a packet of frozen marine fish imported by the Health Authority of China in the port city of Qingdao. The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CSC) said in a statement that this is the first time in the world that coronavirus has been found alive on the outer surface of frozen food packets.

A 'cluster' of corona infection cases has recently surfaced in Qingdao City. After this, the administration conducted a corona test of all its 1.1 million citizens, but no new 'cluster' was found. In July, China imposed a temporary ban on import of frozen prawns as the deadly virus was found in packets and container interiors.

The CDC said it found the live coronavirus outside a pack of imported codfish in Qingdao. Quoting the statement of the CDC, the government dialogue committee Xinhua has said that it has been revealed during the investigation of its source after the recent infection in the city. It proved that the infection could be spread by coming into contact with infected coronavirus. However, the statement did not say from which country these packets arrived in China.

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