Ⓒ JoongAng Ilbo / JoongAng Ilbo Japanese version2022.04.04 08:06
As the new coronavirus infection (new pneumonia) spreads again in Shanghai and Jilin Province, China, Chinese epidemic prevention authorities have again pointed out Korean clothing as the source of infection for the new corona, which has been controversial.
At 9:00 pm (local time) on the 3rd, the search term “Relationship between infected persons in Shanghai and Jilin Province and imported clothing from South Korea” was ranked second in the popular search term ranking on the Chinese portal site “Baidu”. The source of such absurd allegations was the health time signal, citing the announcements of the epidemic prevention authorities in Dalian City, Liaoning Province and Changshu City, Jiangsu Province. The media is under the umbrella of the Chinese Communist Party newspaper “People’s Daily”.
The Health Bulletin quoted the health authorities in Dalian, Liaoning Province, and reported that the day before, a staff member of a Korean-made imported clothing store was infected with the Omicron strain, and the clothing and wrapping paper sold by the staff member gave a positive reaction. Dalian also added that it cannot rule out the possibility of being infected by touching imported goods contaminated with the new corona.
Changshu City, Jiangsu Province, also said that four Korean T-shirts stored in the closet of the infected person’s home had a positive reaction for the new corona, and all other environments and close contacts were negatively judged. He explained that the infection was associated with purchasing Korean clothing online.
China claims that the origin of the new corona has flowed in through mail and frozen foods from overseas. Recently, in response to the rapid increase in infected people due to the epidemic of Omicron strains in South Korea, imported Korean clothing is being used as the source of infection for the new coronavirus.
Last month, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, said through the official account of the Chinese social media “WeChat” that “a new corona infected person was recently infected through foreign clothing” and “people who bought Korean clothing must undergo a nucleic acid test.” I have made it clear.