Chilean authorities are going all-out to protect the reputation of its cherries – one of the country’s key exports to China. Photo: Shutterstock Chilean authorities are going all-out to protect the reputation of its cherries – one of the country’s key exports to China. Photo: Shutterstock
Chilean authorities are going all-out to protect the reputation of its cherries – one of the country’s key exports to China. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s cherry sales suffer ‘devastating blow’ after reports of coronavirus contamination scare consumers

  • Positive coronavirus test in Jiangsu province threatens nationwide cherry sales during peak season ahead of Lunar New Year holiday, when cherries are given as gifts
  • Origin of contaminated cherries not disclosed, but Chilean authorities have sprung into damage-control mode, splashing out US$1.5 million to tell Chinese that its crucial export is safe

Topic |   Coronavirus China
Chilean authorities are going all-out to protect the reputation of its cherries – one of the country’s key exports to China. Photo: Shutterstock Chilean authorities are going all-out to protect the reputation of its cherries – one of the country’s key exports to China. Photo: Shutterstock
Chilean authorities are going all-out to protect the reputation of its cherries – one of the country’s key exports to China. Photo: Shutterstock
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