Like many other seafood markets in China, Qing Shi Qiao in Sichuan has launched coronavirus testing for the workers and environmental samples because the coronavirus was detected on a salmon cutting board in Beijing’s Xinfadi market.
About 1,200 miles away from Beijing, the reopening in Sichuan was promising. But the salmon cutting board news hits the seafood markets and restaurants hard.
“The restaurant was still full on Saturday, but we only have several tables tonight,” said Lyu, the owner of the market’s Fude Hao Seafood Restaurant.
Now all sellers at Qing Shi Qiao must tell customers the imported types of seafood on sale. Salmon is temporarily removed from the stock in the markets.