China finds COVID-19 virus on Chilean seafood packaging

China finds COVID-19 virus on Chilean seafood packaging
China finds COVID-19 virus on Chilean seafood packaging

China has halted imports from a Chilean seafood producer after detecting the COVID-19 virus on the packaging of the supplier.

The General Administration of Customs said a nucleic acid test on the packaging of a batch of frozen crab tested positive for COVID-19.

The statement said that the import applications from Pesquera Isla Del Rey SA would be suspended for a week.

China is vocal about finding traces of the COVID-19 pathogen on the food and packaging, raising fears that imported items are linked to recent cases of the virus.

China has also ordered a range of precautionary steps, which are creating disruptions with China’s trading partners.