The China Disease Control and Prevention Center said it found the Covid-19 virus active outside refrigerated food packaging, adding that it showed the possibility of infection through such contaminated surfaces, according to the state broadcaster. CCTV.
The virus was found on food packaging in the coastal city of Qingdao in Shandong province, the report said, without specifying the product’s origin. Qingdao reported a dozen new cases of the virus this month, most linked to a hospital where infected travelers from abroad are being treated.
China has said several times in recent months that imported refrigerated products are risks for the reintroduction of coronavirus in the country. He had already tested product packaging from several countries and found positive cases of the virus.
It subsequently banned imported products, including seafood from Indonesia and chicken wings from Brazil, after positive tests on shipping containers and food packaging.
Experts from the World Health Organization have suggested that there is no evidence that the virus can be carried by food packaging.