Since October month, Beijing has been pushing hard about the theory that the virus was imported into China from another country when experts tracing an outbreak in Shandong province?s Qingdao city, found living virus samples on packets of imported frozen cod.
?As the mounting sporadic outbreaks in China were found to be related to imported cold-chain products, with other parts of the world, including Europe and the American continent, reportedly discovering signs of the coronavirus earlier than Wuhan, it begs a new hypothesis ? did the early outbreak in Wuhan originate from imported frozen food?? according to a report by the Global Times
The report also mentioned,?more evidence is needed? to ascertain these claims. Like all things China, this claim holds no scientific basis and no supplementary empirical data to prove the same.
The truth still remains the same where the pandemic began in Wuhan?s wet markets, where exotic animals are sold openly. The consumption of exotic animals like bats, snakes, and pangolins keeps humans at risk of catching zoonotic diseases.
Over the last few months, the country has undertaken Continuous testing of frozen meat products – continuously pointing fingers at countries like New Zealand and Australia for sending meat laced with COVID-19