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Rumors of seafood source for COVID-19 in Beijing chill suppliers

Global industry shaken even as claims of salmon link to outbreak are questioned

A police vehicle is seen outside an entrance of the Xinfadi wholesale market, which has been closed following cases of COVID-19 infections, in Beijing. Supermarkets have stopped selling salmon and other seafood.   © Reuters

A supposed link between Beijing's COVID-19 outbreak and imported salmon has sent a chill through global seafood markets, as Chinese consumers turn away in fear and exporters await stepped up customs restrictions.

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