The market introduced the highest level of response due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus and closed the meat departments and halls with seafood.
In Beijing, one of Xinfadi’s largest wholesale markets found COVID-19 on a salmon cutting board. On Friday, June 12, the Xinjinbao newspaper reported referring to the market manager. According to him, the market audit was selective and preventive in nature.
“After conducting an internal investigation, we found out that this salmon was brought to us from the Jingshen Seafood Market,” the newspaper quoted the market manager.
He also noted that in nine market employees who could have contact with infected samples, tests for coronavirus showed negative results.
“On other samples taken from objects where there were beef, lamb, pork, vegetables and fruits, no coronavirus infection was detected,” said the head of the market.
According to the publication, the departments where they sold fish were closed. Also, the market decided to suspend the work of meat sellers. Departments with plant products continue to operate normally.
Jingshen’s seafood market, from which contaminated fish allegedly came, is closed.
Korrespondent.net previously wrote that scientists have discovered various strains of coronaviruses in 24 markets in Vietnam.
Recall that earlier, American researchers came to the conclusion that coronavirus in China could appear last summer.