Fact-checked by: AAP FactCheck

2020/01/27 | Australia

FALSE: Post claims food products such as rice, fortune cookies, mi goreng noodles, ice tea and “Chinese red bull” are contaminated with coronavirus in Australia. Also some areas of Sydney are supposedly identified as contaminated.

Explanation: AAP FactCheck found the Facebook post to be false. A viral infectious diseases expert says there is no evidence of food being a source of any coronavirus transmission. The Facebook post also lists information from the “Department of Diseasology Parramatta” conducting tests showing “positive readings” for the virus at train stations in four Sydney suburbs. NSW Health confirmed to AAP Fact Check there is no such organisation as the “Department of Diseasology Parramatta” and there have been no “positive readings” at train stations.

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