From 517 samples taken from these market vendors, around 45 people tested positive for the COVID-19 virus according to globaltimes.cn
Salmon which is often found in many supermarkets and a favorite of many Chinese citizens must disappear temporarily. The local government was forced to withdraw the vitamin-rich fish due to reports that the Covid-19 virus was found on a cutting board or a cutting board owned by a trader.The incident was reported on Friday, June 12, 2002 after the new Covid-19 cluster was detected in the largest traditional market in the city of Beijing, Xinfandi Market.From 517 samples taken from these market vendors, around 45 people tested positive for the COVID-19 virus according to globaltimes.cn
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COVID-19 Found in a Cutting Board
A spokesman for the Beijing Health Authority, Gao Xiaojun said it had conducted an investigation in the market environment. It was found that the talelan used by salmon importers had been contaminated with the COVID-19 virus, triggering concern whether salom fish sold through vendors in the market carry the virus itself.Zhang Yuxi, Head of the Xinfandi Market, Beijing also revealed that the newly discovered COVID-19 virus on the cutting board used by importive salom came from the seafood market seller Jingshen, Fengtai, China.
In the investigation conducted on Friday, 5424 samples of seafood, meat and other imported raw foods have been collected from the local wholesale market and supermarkets.As a result of the source of infection that occurred in the Xinfandi Market is not yet known in detail, the people living in the environment are strictly prohibited from roaming.
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45 People are Positive
According to a Beijing government press conference on Saturday, from 517 samples taken at the Xinfandi Market, a test swab said 45 people tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.Traders in the seafood market are more likely to make physical contact with contaminated food, whether seafood or other meat, so they are more likely to be infected than ordinary people.Xinfadi Market is more of a convenience store where wholesalers in the city will buy vegetables, meat, and filled with various types of seafood.
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Beijing Government Policy
Jin Dongyan, a professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, also said there was no evidence that the virus could replicate in fish, which means the possibility of salmon itself being a carrier of the virus is very small.To ensure food safety, the Beijing government closed around six large wholesale food markets to prevent the spread of the virus, the center of the wholesale market for agricultural products in Chengdu, Sichuan Province in Southwest China announced to withdraw salmon products starting last Saturday.The Nanjing Restaurant Association in Jiangsu Province, East China also issued a proposal to suspend the supply of raw seafood.
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Much like the case of the Huanan Market, Wuhan
First outbreak of the COVID-19 virus was also found to be very closely related to the seafood market. But to date, there is still no evidence that the Huanan, Wuhan seafood market is the origin of the COVID-19 virus.Thirty of the 585 samples collected from the Huanana seafood market, were found to be infected with the COVID-19 virus according to the China Control Center in January.According to China Newsweek on Saturday, June 13, 2020, samples of cutting boards, gloves and door handles in the Wuhan Huanan market were tested to have been contaminated with the COVID-19 virus but the exact source was unclear.