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Frozen foods can spread coronavirus

18.10.2020 49 просмотров

In China, for the first time, samples of live coronavirus were found on the packaging of frozen fish.

Chinese authorities have reported the first case of detection of samples of live coronavirus on the packaging of frozen food. According to a statement released on Saturday evening by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the People's Republic of China, the virus was discovered during an investigation into the causes of a local outbreak in Qingdao city (Shandong province, east China).

“C Center for Disease Control and Prevention of China detected and isolated samples of live coronavirus on package of imported frozen cod,” says in document published on the agency's website. “This is the first time samples of live coronavirus have been found on frozen food packaging. It has been confirmed that contact with  live coronavirus samples on packaging can lead to infection, - stated in the statement.

The document says that "the detection of live coronavirus on packaged frozen foods in Qingdao is the first time that  under special conditions, a new type of coronavirus can remain on product packaging for a long time.” It is also noted that "there is a possibility of transmission of coronavirus through the international cold chain."

"Under certain conditions, there is a risk of infection for employees handling frozen foods, " the statement said. In this regard, the department urges industry employees to observe all safety measures, avoid direct contact with products, wear overalls, do not touch the mouth, nose and eyes during work, wash their hands and disinfect immediately after work, and  also get tested regularly for the coronavirus.

At the beginning of the week, Qingdao authorities introduced an emergency response mode in the city to the current epidemiological situation after three cases of asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus were detected among local residents. On Monday, mass testing of the city's population for infection was launched. During the       &nb; The resident population of Qingdao, excluding visitors and migrants, at the end of 2019 was about 9.4 million people.

The cabinet of computed tomography (CT) at the local pulmonology hospital due to non-compliance with room disinfection standards. Local authorities have said that testing of the city's population is largely complete.

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