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WHO discard coronavirus could be transmitted through groceries

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    "We will continue examining the situation, but there is no evidence food has been maximizing the coronavirus' transmission", said Mike Ryan, WHO's Director of Emergencies. WHO discard coronavirus could be transmitted through groceries
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"We will continue examining the situation, but there is no evidence food has been maximizing the coronavirus' transmission", said Mike Ryan, WHO's Director of Emergencies.

    China's authorities were alert due to some chicken wings, which had been imported from Brasil, tested positive of coronavirus. But according to the World Health Organization, there have been no cases of transmission of COVID-19 through groceries thus far. 

    Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, an epidemiologist of the WHO, has revealed that among more than a hundred thousand packages inspected only ten tested positive. 

    Emergency director of the WHO, Mike Ryan, has added that most people are already scared by the COVID-19, therefore it is important not to alarm them more thus they can continue with their lives. 

    "There is no problem with the food chain, for the moment, there have already been enough problems... We will continue examining the situation, but there is no evidence food has been maximizing the coronavirus' transmission", he has emphasized on that subject. 

    Due to the suspicion that if there is the possibility of someone that has been infected more than once, Dr Van Kerkhove has said that some countries have suggested so, but until now there have been no support to that.