China finds coronavirus in frozen products from Ecuador and Brazil
The country will suspend imports of products that show traces for at least a week.
Imports have been suspended.
Just hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee asked countries to investigate the presence of the new coronavirus in frozen animals and products, China detects the virus in the packaging of frozen fish from Ecuador and frozen pork imported from Brazil, the local media advance.
Chinese authorities are going to suspend the import of the Ecuadorian company Firexpa. The measure will be in effect for a week, according to the declaration of the General Administration of Customs.
China has indicated that it will generally suspend imports for a week of products showing positive results for coronavirus and for a month if it is the third time or more.
On Friday, October 30, the “Global Times Oficial” had already reported on a package of a batch of frozen pork imported from Brazil that also tested positive for Covid-19 in the city of Yantai, in the province of Eastern Shandong of China.
However, according to the Brazilian press, it is not the first time. In August, the Shenzhen city government in the south of the country reported that chicken imported from Brazil had tested positive for coronavirus.
A total of 1,475 packages of pork, 27 tonnes, have been tracked since Thursday, according to the official Chinese Communist Party newspaper.
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