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COVID-19 virus found in imported frozen chicken wings
From: Shenzhen Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters
Updated: 2020-08-13 17:08

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that is responsible for the COVID-19 disease was recently found on a sample collected from the surface of a batch of imported frozen chicken wings, according to a notice released by the Shenzhen Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters this morning.

The batch of chicken wings was imported from Brazil (registration number: SIF601; batch number: 7720051522).

The virus was found during an inspection of imported cold-chain foods conducted in Longgang District on Tuesday. 

The reviewed results released by the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday were also positive.

Nucleic acid tests have been conducted on all people who may have had contact with relevant products, and all have tested negative. Those who have had close contact with the sample that tested positive have been put under health monitoring.

All the inventories of relevant frozen products in the city have been withheld and tested, and all have tested negative. Tracing of products of the same batch that have been sold is being carried out. The packages of similar products and their storage environment have all been disinfected.

Relevant authorities will carry out further tracing and testing of similar frozen products.

Citizens are reminded to be cautious when purchasing imported frozen meat and aquatic products and continue to take protective measures to minimize the risk of infection.