There is no evidence the coronavirus can be transmitted via food. Photo: K. Y. Cheng There is no evidence the coronavirus can be transmitted via food. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
There is no evidence the coronavirus can be transmitted via food. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

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Are fears over catching coronavirus from imported frozen food justified? And what can be done to minimise risks

  • Concerns first raised after two cities in mainland China detected virus on the surface of frozen food and packaging on shipments from South America
  • But public health experts said the virus detected on frozen food samples was already dead, which meant it would not be able to infect people

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
There is no evidence the coronavirus can be transmitted via food. Photo: K. Y. Cheng There is no evidence the coronavirus can be transmitted via food. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
There is no evidence the coronavirus can be transmitted via food. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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