The western Chinese metropolis of Lanzhou mentioned on Saturday it had detected the brand new coronavirus on the packaging of a batch of shrimp imported from Saudi Arabia, as China ramps up testing of frozen meals.
The Lanzhou Municipal Health Commission mentioned in a press release on its web site that it had discovered one optimistic pattern on Friday on the inside packaging of imported frozen shrimp from Saudi Arabia that had handed by means of customs within the coastal metropolis of Tianjin.
The chilly storage plant in Lanzhou the place the case was found had been quickly closed, all staff of the plant had been examined, all meals concerned was sealed and the whereabouts of all meals bought had been decided, the assertion mentioned.
The fee mentioned the shrimp had been bought by Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co Ltd, entered the nation on Oct. 21 and reached Lanzhou on Nov. 8.
The optimistic pattern in Lanzhou follows the detection of the virus on the packaging of a batch of Brazilian beef in Wuhan on Friday, and on Argentinian beef samples in Shandong and Jiangsu provinces this week.
The World Health Organization says the danger of catching COVID-19 from frozen meals is low, however China has repeatedly sounded alarms after detecting the virus on imported meals merchandise, triggering disruptive import bans.