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Coronavirus detected on chopping board for imported salmon in Beijing seafood market

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Beijing is planning to strengthen COVID-19 controls in the catering industry, meat and seafood markets, supermarkets, frozen meat warehouses and restaurants.

GLOBAL TIMES: Novel coronavirus was detected on a chopping board for imported salmon at… the beef and lamb trade center of wholesaler Xinfadi Market and Jingshen sea food market in Fengtai District… and nine related people have been put into quarantine even though their test results were negative, Zhang Yuxi, head of the Xinfadi market, told the Beijing News…

The imported salmon was from Jingshen seafood market, which was shut down… Beijing will strengthen COVID-19 controls in the resumed catering industry, targeting meat and seafood markets, supermarkets, frozen meat warehouses and restaurants.

The Qingdao health commission ruled out the possibility that Liu was infected during his Qingdao trip, as Liu and Tang both visited the Xinfadi market. Tang went to the market to buy meat on June 3, while Liu collected samples of the market two days later, according to a statement published by the commission on Friday.

The meeting on COVID-19 prevention and control of Beijing urged local authorities to strengthen inspection of imported meat and vegetables to prevent them from becoming the “invisible virus transmission route.”

Beijing also changed its decision to reopen schools from first to third grades after the city reported new COVID-19 cases for two consecutive days. Xu Hejian, a spokesperson of the Beijing municipal government, said at Friday’s press conference that “the risks of epidemic exist, and we cannot tolerate any slack in regular prevention and control”. SOURCE…

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