Samples collected from the external packaging of a batch of mangoes imported from Taiwan region tested positive for the novel coronavirus nucleic acid over the weekend.
This is the second time in three days that mangoes imported from Taiwan have tested positive for the virus.
The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said it immediately initiated the contingency plan, and sealed the five boxes of affected mangoes, weighing a total of 50 kilograms.
The products concerned have not entered the market and are to be destroyed. IAM suspended import from the relevant brand for one week.
Meanwhile, samples collected from the external packaging of a batch of frozen beef tripe imported from Argentina via Hong Kong also tested positive for Covid-19.
The batch contains 60 boxes of affected frozen beef tripe weighing a total of 605 kilograms, which are to be destroyed. LV