The Philippines bans import of Brazilian chicken due to coronavirus detection
The Philippines has temporarily banned the import of Brazilian chicken because the coronavirus was found on packages of similar products supplied to China. Writes about it Reuters.
The duration of the ban is not specified. Brazil accounts for about 20% of Philippine chicken imports.
Earlier, the South China Morning Post reported that the authorities detected a coronavirus infection on packages of chicken from Brazil. At the same time, no new restrictions on imports from Brazil have been introduced yet.
The World Health Organization said that there are currently no known cases of coronavirus infection through food. вЂњThe virus is killed by cooking, and WHO has issued specific recommendations on how to ensure food security,вЂќ the organization said.