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Hong Kong Dumps Hundreds of Taiwan’s Mangos on Improbable Covid Risk

  • Food officials found virus traces on one mango from Taiwan
  • Recall came after Macau also destroyed 150kg of the fruit
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Hong Kong ordered 440 pounds of mangoes imported from Taiwan tossed out after finding traces of coronavirus on the skin of just one of the orange-hued fruits.

The move is part of the once vibrant Asian financial hub’s efforts to reduce the risk of imported infections as it tries to contain a growing Covid-19 outbreak, despite the lack of scientific evidence that such products are a serious danger to people. It mirrors similar action taken in China, which has rejected food and other goods from around the world after testing turned up signs of the virus.