Chicken wings imported from Brazil test positive for Covid-19

FROZEN chicken wings imported from Brazil has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

The coronavirus was detected Wednesday on a surface sample taken from a batch of chicken wings during the screening of imported frozen food in Longgang district of Shenzhen, the municipal government said in a statement. Officials did not name the brand.

Brazil has so far reported more than 3.1 million coronavirus cases, the second-highest in the world after the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally.

News of the contaminated chicken wings comes a day after coronavirus was found on the packaging of shrimps imported from Ecuador, another South American country, at a restaurant in eastern Anhui province during a routine inspection.


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