China has suspended the import of frozen seafood products from six Indian marine export companies for a week. This follows Chinese customs’ claim that they detected traces of coronavirus in the previous consignment.
China claims it has been testing imported frozen food products from all over the world since early last year. It has periodically suspended imports from companies after claiming to have found traces of the virus on the packaging.
The General Administration of Customs of China in a press release on 10 June said the traces of the virus had been found on the outer packages of the seafood products from the six Indian companies and imports would be suspended for a week.
China, suspected to be the creator of coronavirus or Sars-CoV-2, has largely controlled the spread of the coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in August 2019, with strict measures, though a handful of cases, largely attributed to those arriving from abroad, continued to be reported in the country. Of course, even as the virus spread across the world, Chinese cities except Wuhan remained unaffected while President Xi Jinping was seen moving around without a mask on different occasions in 2020.
On 10 June, China’s National Health Commission said six more locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in southern Guangdong province, and 15 new imported cases on the mainland were reported on Wednesday.
The origins of the Covid-19 remain a widely debated topic, with some scientists and politicians maintaining that the possibility of a deliberate release of the deadly virus exists.
Earlier, Former US President Trump has said that he was right about his suspicion that the ‘China Virus came from the Wuhan Lab.’ “Now everyone, even the so-called enemy, is beginning to say that President Trump was right about the China Virus coming from Wuhan Lab,” said former US President Donald Trump.
China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) is near the outbreak’s known epicentre of Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in late 2019 and became a pandemic. More than 174 million confirmed cases have since been confirmed worldwide and at least 3.75 million deaths reported. British intelligence had reported last year that the virus was released from this laboratory in China. Subsequently, intelligence agencies of some other countries confirmed it.
On 10 June, China’s National Health Commission said six more locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Guangdong province, and 15 new imported cases on the mainland were reported on 9 June.