Chinese officials have temporarily suspended two Russian vessels from importing goods into the country after Covid-19 was found on the packaging. China is conducting regular inspections on imports to curb the spread of the virus.

Authorities have banned fishing vessel Vladimir Starzhinsky LLC Roliz and transport ship Crystal Africa for four weeks. Both craft are registered in Russia, with the former from Kamchatka and the latter from Vladivostok.

“A nucleic acid test of outer packaging and samples of aquatic products imported from Russia came up positive for coronavirus,”reads a statement by Shandong’s Regional Epidemic Prevention and Control department. (RT)