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Hubei residents who imported pork that later tested positive for COVID-19 face fines

Multiple households in China’s Hubei province are facing a fine after purchasing COVID-19-positive imported pork from an online platform.

11 December 2020, at 7:58am

According to a story in China’s Global Times, 24 households in Huanggang city, Hubei province, were fined 200 yuan ($30.5) after purchasing imported pork that later tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

According to a statement released by local authorities on 10 December, the pork originated in Brazil and was sold on the Meituan online platform. The households that purchased the pork are required to quarantine in their homes as a precaution. The online platform is under investigation by the local police department.

Read the full story in The Global Times.