China tests 50,000 food samples for COVID-19, all negative: NHC

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Nationwide tests of food for COVID-19, launched in June, had produced only negative results as of Thursday, a health official said at a press conference on Friday.

Zhang Zhiqiang, from the National Health Commission, said the tests were launched after the COVID-19 outbreak at Beijing's Xinfadi market in June.

More than 50,000 food samples were tested across the country, with none of them positive for the virus.

"We have carried out special testing for seafood and meat products imported from abroad, transported via cold chains, preserved and for sale in cold storage," Zhang said.

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