China closes stores after corona virus traces were identified in dragon fruit from Vietnam
Due to the presence of coronavirus evidence on Vietnamese and Thai fruit, Chinese cities have closed businesses and imposed quarantines.Author : Anmolika Saxena
After coronavirus evidence was discovered in fruits imported from Vietnam, Chinese authorities shut down multiple stores.
According to reports, coronavirus isolates were discovered in dragon fruit imported from Vietnam in at least nine cities in Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces.
Although no evidence of coronavirus spreading via food has been found, Chinese health officials are being careful as the nation deals with the virus outbreak.
COVID-19 residues were discovered in the latter week of December, prompting China to place a restriction on dragon fruit imports from Vietnam until January 26.
The embargo was enforced on the Huu Nghi Border Gate, which supplies dragon fruit to China in Lang Son province. Container trucks were ordered back by the authorities, who also barred the entry of dragon fruit from another border crossing known as Tan Thanh.
The Winter Olympics are slated to take place in China next month, and officials are on high alert to battle the virus.
China has been fighting a coronavirus outbreak, with Xi'an city being placed under lockdown due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Yuzhou, in Henan Province, was the most recent city to be placed under quarantine after three instances of COVID-19 were detected.
The authorities instructed residents not to leave their homes and shut down bus and taxi services in Yuzhou, as well as retail malls and other public spaces.
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On Tuesday, China reported 175 COVID-19 cases, with five of them in Henan province, including a cluster in the eastern city of Ningbo. Since December, Xi'an, which has emerged as the virus's epicenter, has recorded over 1,600 COVID-19 cases.