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BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s disease control authority said on Saturday that contact with frozen food packaging contaminated by living new coronavirus could cause infection. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at frozen food products in a supermarket in Beijing, China, August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter. The conclusion came as the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detected and isolated living coronavirus on the outer packaging of frozen cod during efforts to trace the virus in an outbreak reported last week in the city of Qingdao, the agency said on its website. The finding, a world first, suggests it is possible for the virus to be conveyed over long distances via frozen goods, it said. Full story

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