NZ China covid beef scare: stakes are high

NZ China covid beef scare: stakes are high
Brent Melville
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has had no official confirmation from Chinese authorities of coronavirus being detected on frozen meat products out of New Zealand amid reports suggesting contaminated beef and tripe products were discovered in Jinan. Officials are working to determine the origin and veracity of the reports, although Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told TVNZ this morning she has been advised "it's not our beef," a ministry spokesperson said in statement. According to the Jinan Municipal Health Comm...

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