Authorities in China’s northeastern Jilin province have found the novel coronavirus on the packaging of imported squid, health authorities in the city of Fuyu said, urging anyone who may have bought it to get themselves tested.
One of the packages had arrived in the city via the provincial capital Changchun, Fuyu city’s health office said on its official WeChat account.
It asked people who had bought and eaten imported squid at the local Sanjia Deda frozen seafood wholesale shop August 24-31 to report to neighbourhood authorities and seek a COVID test.
The Changchun COVID-19 prevention office said the squid had been imported from Russia by a company in Hunchun city and brought to the provincial capital.
Chinese customs said on Friday they would suspend imports from companies for a week if frozen food products tested positive for coronavirus and for a month if a supplier’s products tested positive for a third time or more.