Ice cream has tested positive for coronavirus in China and left health authorities scrambling to trace people at risk of infection according to a report by The Daily Mail.
Three samples of locally produced ice cream were found to be contaminated in the Tianjin municipality, in the northeast of the country.
Some 4,836 boxes have been identified as contaminated by the Tianjin Daqiaodao Food Company, of which 2,089 have now been sealed in storage.
Shoppers who picked up one of the 450g boxes, using milk powder from Ukraine and whey from New Zealand, were urged by health officials to record their movements so potential infections could be tracked.
The 1,662 company employees have been ordered into self-isolation and underwent testing yesterday.
However, according to Dr. Stephen Griffin, a virologist based at the University of Leeds, he said the ice cream’s positive test likely derived from human contact and was a ‘one-off’. (Guardian)