An imported frozen food package sample has tested positive for the Coronavirus commonly known as (COVID-19), in central China’s Henan province, Yuanyang County.
The sample was taken from a batch of imported frozen shrimp from South America, local authorities in Yuanyang reported on Sunday.
As of Monday morning, local authorities have conducted nucleic acid tests on 22 relevant people, including those, who had direct contact with the food. However, all the results reportedly showed negative.
Authorities have also sealed the shipment of frozen food from which the sample was taken and disinfected the storage facility.
The sample under investigation in Yuanyang County was from the same shipment of imported frozen shrimp where COVID-19 had been found days ago in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital.