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China stops rice import due to coronavirus, says Razak

July 28, 2021
China stops rice import due to coronavirus, says Razak

ISLAMABAD: China has stopped import of rice from Pakistan after coronavirus was found on the sacks. This was stated by Trade and Investment Advisor Abdul Razak Dawood during a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce presided over by Senator Zeeshan Khanzada on Tuesday. Razak said that China reported that it found dead coronavirus on the rice bags on which it decided to suspend the import of commodities.

According to Razak, traces of COVID-19 were also found in the packaging of six fish companies, consequently, China also stopped imports from these companies. Dead virus traces were found outside the bottom of the rice sack, while live coronavirus traces were found outside the fish packaging, he said. Besides, the trade adviser said that Pakistan would begin export of mobile phones from January 2022.