On June 11 2020, Chinese health officials declared a new spread of coronavirus in Xinfadi Wholesale Food Market, after 57 days of being COVID-free. Chinese authorities claim that there is evidence to show that the coronavirus could be transmitted via food packaging. China has since implemented mandatory testing on all imported cold-chain foods, in an effort to prevent COVID-19 from entering the country.
The World Health Organisation believes that there is currently no evidence to support this. However, some experts believe that China is trying to divert the conversation by pushing the idea that the coronavirus originated elsewhere.
VICE World News speaks with Dale Fisher, a professor in Infectious Diseases at the National University of Singapore and Andrew Small, an expert in China politics at the German Marshall Fund, to find out more about the science and logic behind China’s claims.
Follow VICE News here:
More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo