South-eastern Chinese city Shenzhen says chicken imported from Brazil tests positive for coronavirus

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – A sample of frozen chicken wings imported into the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen from Brazil has tested positive for coronavirus, the city government said in a notice on Thursday (Aug 13).

Local disease control centres tested a surface sample taken from the chicken wings as part of routine screenings carried out on meat and seafood imports since June, when a new outbreak in Beijing was linked to the city’s Xinfadi seafood market.

The discovery came a day after traces of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 were found on the packaging of frozen shrimp from Ecuador. China has been stepping up screenings at ports amid the concerns over food imports.

www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-says-frozen-chicken-wings-from-brazil-test-positive-for-coronavirus

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