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China discovers traces of coronavirus in chickens imported from Brazil

Authorities in the southern Chinese city of Shenzen have given assurances that they have found traces of coronavirus in frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil.

The traces were on the surface of an analyzed sample, so the local Disease Prevention and Control Bureau carried out tests on people who may have been exposed to the product, the municipalities explained in a statement posted on WeChat. All tests were negative.

The chicken came from an Aurora Alimentos facility in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. This is evident from a registration number found on the official statement, which was also collected by Bloomberg.

China discovers traces of coronavirus in chickens imported from Brazil
China discovers traces of coronavirus in chickens imported from Brazil

Chinese authorities have been analyzing imported food for the past few months to reduce the risks posed by the possible emergence of the virus. The Asian giant, the origin of the outbreak, has registered more than 89,000 positives so far.

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