Ice cream tests positive for Covid as China probes mystery batch

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A batch of ice cream in China has been found to be contaminated with Covid after three samples tested positive for the virus.

Samples sent to China’s centre for disease control earlier this week were found to have been contaminated with coronavirus.

Anti-epidemic authorities in north Tianjin Municipality are now tracing people who may have been in contact with the desert.

It is understood the ice cream was produced by Tianjin Daqiaodao Food Company, and all products at the firm have now been sealed and contained.

According to SkyNews, early investigations show the company produced the ice cream using materials from New Zealand and whey powder imported from Ukraine.

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Out of 2,747 potentially infected boxes of ice cream that entered the market, only 935 were in Tianjin, with 65 sold.

The ice cream company is now following guidance from the Tianjin Center for Disease Control who advised them to be placed under quarantine.

All 1,662 employees are now isolating and underwent nucleic acid testing on Thursday January 14, it has been reported.

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