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No, your shrimp curry isn’t infected

Mar 26. 2020
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By The Nation

There is no Covid-19 virus in any of the fish or shellfish from Thai waters that you might eat, says the Department of Fisheries, but it’s only common sense to make sure the food is cooked thoroughly before it’s consumed.

Deputy director-general Banjong Chamnongsittham pointed out that there have been no reports anywhere in the world of seafood carrying the virus, whether raw or cooked.

But the department is on guard for public health and constantly checks the quality of food products originating in the sea and on fish farms, he said.

It’s also hoping to protect fishermen from sharing the contagion among themselves by limiting the months they can catch fish and their time spent at sea, Banjong said.

The Covid-19 crisis has badly hurt the fishery business and the department has promoted sales online to help offset the impact, he said.

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