Corona 19 positive test result used for fry packaging. [사진=사회관계망서비스(SNS) 캡처]
[아시아경제 권서영 기자] In Indonesia, it is known that a positive test for COVID-19 was used in the packaging of fried food, causing controversy.
According to reports such as Mashable on the 30th (local time), on the 27th, a citizen of Depok City, outside Jakarta, posted on his social network service (SNS), “I bought fries today. It was packed,” he said, releasing a picture.
The photo posted by the author of the post contained a piece of paper soaked in oil. The paper was a result sheet printed with the contents of a woman who tested positive for COVID-19 gene amplification (PCR) on February 15th. In response, the author expressed his feelings, saying, “Please, let us know widely so that we can be more careful with each other.”
In response, Siti Nadia Tamaj, spokesperson for the Indonesian government’s COVID-19 vaccine program, said, “Since the test date on the packaging is in February, I don’t think there is any possibility of infection with the virus.” However, he added, “Corona 19 virus can survive on the surface of objects, including paper, so caution must be taken.”
Meanwhile, in Indonesia, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is increasing rapidly due to the recent spread of the delta mutation. In the middle of this month, the daily number of new confirmed cases exceeded 55,000, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases based on Worldometer reached 3,372,374 as of today (31st).
By Kwon Seo-young, staff reporter [email protected]