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Tianjin enters 'wartime' mode after cold storage staff tests positive
Published on: 2020-11-09
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tianjin 03Tianjin said on Sunday it plans to carry out tests on some cold storage facilities and their staff after a confirmed coronavirus case involving a worker who had handled frozen pork imported from Germany.
 

The patient, a 38-year-old male employee of a frozen food company in the Binhai New Area district of the city, had handled pork products from Germany on Nov. 4, the local government said.

tianjin 01The authorities have sealed off the cold storage centre and have contacted three districts where the cold chain food has been shipped. Those who handled the goods and close contacts of the infected worker have tested negative. Testing of residents in the neighbourhood where he lives is ongoing.
 

The case was discovered after Dezhou city in the eastern Shandong province informed Tianjin on Saturday that the outer packaging of a batch of German pork had tested positive for coronavirus.
 

A Tianjin government official said 28.1 tonnes of frozen pork knuckle imported from Germany arrived at Tianjin port on Oct. 19. The cargo was unloaded into cold storage on Nov. 4 and transported to Dezhou city on Nov. 5. All cold storages in the Binhai New Area will now be tested.
 

Separately, Taiyuan city in China's northern Shanxi province on Saturday said frozen belt fish imported into Tianjin from India had tested positive for the virus.
 

天津本地病例轨迹公布

11月7日18时至8日8时,我市新增本地新冠肺炎确诊病例1例,累计报告本地新冠肺炎确诊病例138例,其中男性75例,女性63例;在院1例(为普通型),治愈出院134例,病亡3例。
 

第138例本地新冠肺炎确诊病例,男,38岁,居住于天津市滨海新区汉沽街,系天津海联冷冻食品有限公司装卸工人(即为新闻媒体早前报道核酸检测阳性者)。患者发病前14天有进口冷链食品接触史、无外出史,无疑似病例和确诊病例接触史、未接触发热或呼吸道症状患者。患者11月4日参与公司进口冷冻食品搬运工作。11月7日,山东省德州市通报该批冷冻食品发现外包装标本新冠病毒核酸检测阳性。接到通报后,该患者即由120救护车转送至滨海新区集中隔离医学观察点,并采集咽拭子进行新冠病毒核酸检测;8日2时许,新冠病毒核酸检测阳性,即由120救护车转送至海河医院。胸部CT显示:双肺上叶、右肺中叶、双肺下叶磨玻璃样影及实变。经市专家组确诊为我市第138例本地病例,分型为普通型。
 

经排查,发现有共同暴露史的在津人员11人,首次新冠病毒核酸检测均为阴性;对已判定的8名密切接触者进行隔离医学观察并进行核酸检测,结果均为阴性。其他有关接触者正在排查中,已对其工作场所和住所进行终末消毒。目前,该冷库已被采取封控措施,其所居住楼宇156人已核酸采样完毕(结果待出)。工作人员正对小区其他居民进行逐一核酸采样。
 

确诊病例情况及行动轨迹

该患者籍贯为河北省,现居住在汉沽街某小区,与单位其他8名同事共同居住。
 

11月4日至11月7日隔离前,每日7时15分,由该患者驾车,搭载同宿舍其余8人一同前往单位上班。每日晚22时下班,由该患者驾车,搭载同宿舍其余8名同事返回宿舍休息。每日正常上下班,行程一致,期间无外出。
 

上班途中该患者及同车同事购买早餐,手机支付,买卖双方均佩戴口罩,未停留用餐。午餐、晚餐均由单位订餐,放在警卫室门口桌子上,自行取餐后前往休息室用餐。在单位内接触的人员均为同宿舍人员。
 

14天内未到过境内有确诊病例或无症状感染者报告的社区;无境外疫情国家或地区的旅行史或居住史;未接触过来自境内有确诊病例或无症状感染者报告社区的发热和/或呼吸道症状的患者;未接触过来自境外有疫情国家或地区的发热和/或呼吸道症状的患者;无确诊病例或无症状感染者的接触史;无聚集性发病。

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