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Chinese authorities say coronavirus found in Brazilian poultry

Authorities in Shenzhen say they found traces of SARS-CoV-2 on frozen chicken wings imported from a slaughterhouse in Santa Catarina state

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The Chinese municipality of Shenzhen announced they have found traces of the coronavirus in frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil. Despite no public indication of bans of Brazilian animal products, the report causes concern in local authorities. Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry is treating the case as an “alleged contamination,” adding that the country hasn’t received any official warning. In a statement, Brazilian authorities say they are “looking for official information to clarify the circumstances of the alleged contamination.”

According to pro-Beijing newspaper South China Morning Post, the virus was found on the surface of a frozen chicken wing. The discovery happened...

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