Chinese Ice Cream Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A batch of ice cream made in China has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The shocking announcement was made Friday by China's Tianjin Municipality officials, who say positive tests results were returned for three separate samples taken from the frozen desert. They're now attempting to track down everyone who ate from the infected batch, which was produced by the Tianjin Dadlaodao Food Company, municipality officials say.

Although the discovery seems to go against everything medical experts have said about the virus' ability to survive in food, one University of Leeds virologist says there's no need to be alarmed. "It's likely this has come from a person," says Dr. Stephen Griffin. "And without knowing the details, I think this is probably a one-off."

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