China traces coronavirus cluster to contaminated trucks

Asia, China, Health, Reinfection

China traced the now-contained Covid-19 outbreak last month in the northwestern Xinjiang autonomous region to contaminated freight trucks that transported export goods to neighboring countries.

The virus was discovered on the inside surface of multiple trucks in Kashgar, and the first case was traced to a loading worker who might have been infected through a contaminated truck, according to Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Object-to-person transmission of Covid-19 has gained attention after a recent outbreak in Shanghai was tracked to an air cargo container at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. The outbreak was linked to two cargo handlers who cleaned a container that arrived from North America


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** This post was originally published on November 28, 2020 **