Chinese authorities have discovered Coronavirus on the packaging of imported frozen seafood that was purchased by three companies from the city of Yantai. The shipment arrived in the port city of Dalian last Tuesday but did not mention where it came from. According to Yantai officials, some of these seafood has been processed for export while the rest have been kept in cold storage and has not entered the market.
REUTERS: Coronavirus found on frozen seafood in China
A local government disclosed to Reuters that authorities in China have found the novel coronavirus on the outer packaging of imported frozen seafood that arrived on Tuesday from the port city of Dalian, which recently battled a surge of Covid-19 cases.
The frozen seafood where the virus was found was bought by three companies in Yantai. It did not specify where the shipment came from.
Some of the seafood that the three Yantai companies bought had been processed for export, while the rest had been kept in cold storage and has not entered the market, the Yantai government said.
Authorities had sealed off the goods, and everyone who handled the goods was under quarantine and have tested negative for the coronavirus, the city government told Reuters.
FOX News: Coronavirus discovered on frozen seafood packaging in China: report
The novel coronavirus was found on the packaging of frozen seafood shipped from Ecuador to China, according to a report gathered by Fox News.
The shipment arrived from the city of Dalian, which recently fought a surge of cases, per Reuters. Three companies in the port city Yantai reportedly purchased the seafood.
Yantai city officials said the seafood came from an imported shipment that “landed” in Dalian but did not specify its origins, the outlet wrote.
Dalian customs officers found the novel virus on shrimp packaging from Ecuador in July, which prompted China to suspend imports from three Ecuadorean shrimp producers, per Reuters.