Hong Kong: Government Disposes Shipment of Brazilian Ox Offals Citing Detection of COVID-19 on Packaging
On April 6, the Hong Kong government announced that during precautionary testing at the point of import, the packaging sample of a Brazilian offal shipment tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. As a result, the government disposed of this product batch and prevented it from circulation in the market. Since mid-2020, local authorities have collected over 30,000 samples, and announced a total of four positive cases on shipments from Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, and Poland. This is the second incidence reported on Brazilian shipments.