MOSCOW, 17 Jun — RIA Novosti. China suspended imports of salmon from European suppliers in connection with fears that the fish could be associated with a new outbreak COVID-19 to the largest wholesale market of Beijing, “Sinhali”, reports Reuters news Agency.

Previously, the newspaper “Sinitsina” reported that on the market in the samples taken from cutting boards to imported salmon, found COVID-19. This information prompted the major supermarkets in Beijing to remove salmon from their shelves, the Agency said.

“Now we are unable to ship salmon to China, this market is closed”, — said the Agency General Director of the Norwegian company Bakkafrost Regin Jacobsen. “We ceased all sales to China and waiting when the situation becomes clearer,” said the head of sales and marketing company Norway Royal Salmon Stein Martinsen. As stated in the management of quality control food Norway, evidence that fish could be infected, no. Company Both Bakkafrost and Norway Royal Salmon reported that tested employees on COVID-19, all the tests were negative.

Earlier in Beijing once again raised to the second level of emergency response in connection with the new flash COVID-19. According to Wednesday morning, for the last day in Beijing have identified a total of 37 new cases COVID-19 — 31-confirmed cases of infection and six asymptomatic carriers. They are all connected with the wholesale market. In addition, the case relevant to the market, also found in the provinces of Hebei and Zhejiang. Now in city hospitals there are 137 people with COVID-19, under medical supervision, and 12 asymptomatic carriers.

the city’s newly imposed restrictive measures of a preventive nature, schools translated into distance learning, closed cultural and entertainment activities, swimming pools, gyms, basement floors, prohibited sporting events and activities with the participation of more than 100 people. Neighborhoods with a high level of epidemiological threats have been quarantined.

city Authorities recommend residents to leave the city, and in urgent circumstances they must provide a certificate of negative test COVID-19.