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China Agrees With Experts Salmon Unlikely Cause of Beijing Outbreak

  • Food trade has little risk of spreading virus: customs dept.
  • Samples of imported food tested negative for Covid-19 so far
The new outbreak had been blamed on imported salmon after the head of a food market where clusters were detected said the virus had been traced to a chopping board used by a seller of the red-fleshed fish.

The new outbreak had been blamed on imported salmon after the head of a food market where clusters were detected said the virus had been traced to a chopping board used by a seller of the red-fleshed fish.

Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

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China agreed with global experts that it’s unlikely food trade is responsible for causing a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus in Beijing, indicating it’ll no longer consider imposing restrictions.