China has suspended imports of poultry products from a factory belonging to a Aransas-based meat processor, Tyson Inc., which has been hit by the coronavirus, as the authorities struggle to bring an epidemic in Beijing under control.
China’s of the General Administration of Customs said on its web site that it had agreed to the suspension after the company has confirmed a cluster of Covid-19 event at the plant, which is located in the city of Springdale.
Tyson’s spokesman Gary Mickelson said the company was looking at the issue, adding that the company is working closely with american authorities to ensure its power supply is compliant with the government security requirements.
“It is important to note that the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA and the fda (Food & Drug Administration agree that there is no evidence to support the transmission of Covid-19 associated with food,” he said in an email. China also suspended pork products from German pork processor Toennies last week following an outbreak of the coronavirus among hundreds of its workers.
The move came as the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, Sunday, with an increase of 183,020 in a period of 24 hours.
The largest increase has been in North and South America with more than 116 000 new cases, according to its daily report. Total of cases worldwide are more than 8.7 million, with more than 461,000 deaths, according to WHO. The previous record for new cases has been 181,232 on 18 June. – More than 50 000 came from Brazil, followed by the WE and India.
Imports of US poultry to China have surged since the Beijing conference has put an end to the nearly five-year ban on the trade in November 2019.
But the authorities of the capital have stepped up the monitoring of imported foods, after a new cluster of cases of coronavirus have been linked to a huge wholesale food market in Beijing a little over a week. The city has begun to test the meat, seafood and fresh produce last week and some ports were opening all the containers of the meat to achieve coronavirus tests.
On Friday, the customs asked the exporters of food products to sign a declaration that their product is not contaminated by the virus.
The new Covid-19 epidemic, centred on the Xinfadi market in Beijing, which has prompted the swift re-introduction of restrictions in the capital, including residential, these prohibitions in 40 communities, travel restrictions, and school closures. More than 2 million people have been tested for the virus to Beijing in the past two weeks, according to the state Global Times. He said that more than 200 people have now been confirmed with Covid-19 in the capital.
On Monday, China has reported 18 new cases of the coronavirus, including nine in the capital. The local authorities are restricting the freedom of movement of people in the capital and stepping up other measures to prevent the spread of the virus following a series of local infections.
The health authorities said Beijing had doubled its nucleic acid testing capacity of 100 000 per day to 230,000 per day.
On Tuesday, China and the European Union will hold a video summit on the coronavirus, their first formal talks since ties soured over Eu accusations that Beijing has the spread of misinformation on the coronavirus.
The president of the European Commission, and Ursula von der Leyen, and the European Council of resident, Charles Michel, is going to organize a video conference with the Chinese prime minister, Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping.
“We are ready to work with China. But we also look to China to assume its responsibilities as one of the most important economies in the world,” said a senior official in the preparation of the summit.“The pandemic has increased some (EU) concerns.”
No joint statement is expected at the end of the summit, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., european time.
China is the People’s Daily said that the meeting was an opportunity to “inject further confidence” in the global economy. In a thinly veiled slight to the united states, the People’s Daily said that “the mutual support between China and Europe is an example of the global epidemic of battle”.
Donald Trump’s first campaign rally since the pandemic, it has again blamed China for the coronavirus, calling the move “kung flu”. Last week in Washington called into question China’s credibility on the exact ratio of the new Covid-19 cluster in Beijing.
Other developments included:
Mexico total number of cases of exceeding 180 500 the number of.
The Police in the Netherlands the arrest of dozens of people to a virus of protest.
New Zealand reported nine new cases, involving all of the citizens back home from abroad.
The state of Victoria Australia reimposed restrictions amid a spike in business.