Authorities say chicken wings imported from Brazil tested positive for coronavirus

Risk of infection from food products is 'highly unlikely'

Officials in the Chinese city of Shenzen said a quantity of chicken wings imported from Brazil tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. The brand of chicken wings was not disclosed.

While it is quite alarming to learn that the deadly virus has come for our beloved, crispy, tender wings of chicken, health authorities such as the WHO and CDC maintain that the risk of infection from food or food packaging is “thought to be very low,” and “highly unlikely that people can contract Covid-19 from food or food packaging.”

Brazil has so far reported over 3.1 million coronavirus cases, which is the second highest total in the world after the United States with nearly 5.4 million.

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