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Fish, crabs undergoing Covid PCR test

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 21st August, 2022 12:22:00 PM
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Fish, crabs undergoing Covid PCR test

As Covid-19 infections are increasing in China, the country has found unique ways to grapple with the situation. Recently, a video went viral on social media where Chinese authorities could be seen increasing the scope of the PCR test beyond human beings, Hindustan Times reported.

In a viral video posted by the Twitter handle of South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper, Chinese officials can be seen inserting cotton buds in the mouths of fishes and swabbing the shell of crabs to take samples for Covid-19 tests.

The tests come after the local Chinese government announced in July that fishermen ought to take Covid-19 tests mandatorily for themselves and the seafood they catch. The measures come against the fear that the illegal trade of animals could contribute to the worsening situation of the virus outbreak in the country.

The officials in Yunnan province also issued an advisory to tourists returning from Tibet to quarantine themselves.