- Chinese authorities discovered traces of Covid-19 in samples of ice cream produced in the country
- Thousands of boxes of ice cream were confiscated after the tests revealed the virus was present in the desert
- Only a few boxes made it into markets, with the vast majority being confiscated by the authorities
2021 is turning into another terrible year as authorities in China found Covid-19 in samples of ice cream. This resulted in thousands of boxes of the frozen desert being seized.
The contaminated ice cream was recalled after the virus was discovered in samples of ice cream manufactured in eastern China by the Tianjin Daqiaodao Food Company.
Sky News reported that the ice cream was produced using ingredients from New Zealand and Ukraine.
Dr Stephen Griffin told Sky News that this was more than likely a once-off incident, probably from a person was infected passing the virus into the ice cream.
He explained the cold temperature of the ice cream would have helped the virus survive long enough to be detected in the test.
Griffin cautioned people not to panic, thinking their ice cream is now contaminated with Covid-19.
4 836 contaminated boxes were produced, 935 of the boxes entered the market and only 65 were distributed to actual markets.
Authorities told those who may have bought a contaminated box of ice cream that they should report any changes in their health.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that for the first time in nearly five months, China has recorded its biggest daily jump in Covid19 cases. This comes despite three cities being in lockdown, increased testing and several other measures to curb its spread.
According to reports on Wednesday, Beijing saw the newest cases, while a province in the northeast of the country also saw a rise in new cases.
In a statement released by China's National Health Commission, 115 new confirmed cases were reported in the mainland. The day before 55 were recorded.
In other news, as the world continues to grapple with ways of containing Covid-19 pandemic, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has come up with new flight guidelines aimed at protecting cabin crew from contracting the viral disease.
While most of the outlined precautionary measures made sense to many, a recommendation requiring flight attendants to wear disposable diapers so as to minimise chances of them contracting the new disease raised eyebrows.
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