The coronavirus causes the disease, COVID-19 was discovered during a routine inspection on chicken imported from Brazil, the world’s largest producer, announced Thursday the chinese authorities.
The virus was present in samples of chicken wings frozen, taken Tuesday, has stated in a press release the city council of the city of Shenzhen (south), near Hong Kong.
The authorities shall ensure to have an “immediate” process of screening of people who have been in contact with contaminated products, as well as their loved ones. These tests all proved negative, according to the release.
China, where the coronavirus has made its appearance at the end of last year, has largely contained the epidemic if we are to believe the official figures. The country announced on Thursday a balance daily of 19 contamination. The last death attributed to the virus dates back to mid-may. Brazil is the second country in the world the hardest hit, after the United States.
In the province of Anhui (east), the city council of the city of Wuhu announced Thursday the discovery of the virus on the packaging of shrimp from Ecuador. These packages were stored in the freezer of a restaurant in the city.
This is the second time since early July that China is a state of the presence of the virus on packages of shrimp in ecuador.
In June, the immense wholesale market Xinfadi, Beijing had been closed after the onset of an outbreak affecting several hundred people. Traces of the virus had been detected on a cutting board, salmon import.
The COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and there is nothing to suggest currently that it can be transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated products.
Outbreaks of contamination have emerged since the beginning of the pandemic in slaughterhouses in different countries, such as Germany, France, the United States or in Belgium.
The experts identify wrong the reasons for these contaminations, without doubt related to promiscuity, but can also be cold conditions and ventilation specific to these plants.