Brazil asks China for proof chicken wings had coronavirus

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SAO PAULO, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Brazil has asked Chinese authorities to provide results of laboratory tests that detected traces of the novel coronavirus on chicken wings exported by the South American country, according to a statement sent to Reuters by Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday.

The request was made during a meeting in the city of Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, where Brazilian agriculture attachés met local health and trade officials on Tuesday, the statement said.

In response, according to the statement, the Chinese participants said the results are being kept by health authorities of Guangdong, who did not participate in the meeting.

The Brazilians said they would continue to liaise with China’s municipal, provincial and central government’s to obtain the lab reports as well as other relevant information pertaining to the case.

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