China checks imported meat for Сovid-19

According to information received from the Ukragroconsult (link to bloomberg), the actions taken by China aimed at checking the import of meat for coronavirus can slow down trade.

China's port authorities are conducting tests to check whether nucleic acids are present in imported meat. While experts warn that food do not carry a risk for the spread of coronavirus.

These actions are carried out after a chain of infections has been traced to the interaction of fish import sellers and a cutting board. According to the National Health Commission, there is no evidence that fish products can be sources or carriers of coronavirus infection. However, fish was removed from supermarkets and other grocery outlets in China's big cities.

Such checks may affect the export to China. However, the recovery of the pig population is much faster than it was expected after the African swine fever broke out.

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