- Several residents from Alabama and Florida have reported about receiving seed packets from China in their mailboxes.
- Authorities from the two states have since issued warnings about these mysterious packages, saying it could be potentially dangerous.
- Recipients of the unsolicited packets are encouraged to report to authorities as soon as possible.
Authorities in Alabama and Florida have both issued a warning about strange reports they’ve gathered from several residents. According to officials, people have been receiving packets of seeds via mail – which is sent from China.
In a Facebook post by the official Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries page, we read that the agency has “received multiple reports of ‘unsolicited’ China origin seeds being delivered to residents across the state through the United States Postal Service.”
Residents from the two states said that in most cases, the packages have been labeled as “jewelry.”
They also added that they actually did not order seeds from any sellers.
Meanwhile, the website of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also shared a warning about the mysterious seeds, saying it could be potentially dangerous.
As the statement said:
“The introduction of plant seeds into the United States is tightly regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Seeds of unknown origin may constitute agricultural smuggling, may be invasive, may introduce pathogens, toxins, or plant and animal diseases, may pose a risk of food-borne illness, and may pose a threat to plant, animal, and human health.”
Watch this video report to learn more:
Commissioner Nikki Fried of Florida Agriculture said that residents who receive these seed packets should not open or plant them.
Recipients are also encouraged to immediately report the matter to authorities via the FDACS Division of Plant Industry at 1-888-397-1517 or [email protected] or via USDA APHIS Anti-Smuggling Hotline at 1-800-877-3835 or [email protected]
Vietnam To Evacuate 80,000 People After 3 Residents Test Positive of Coronavirus
After 100 days without Covid-19, Vietnam detects 3 new cases – and they’re taking drastic measures to solve the problem right away.
- Vietnam is evacuating 80,000 people - who are mostly tourists -from the city of Da Nang after 3 locals tested positive of Covid-19.
- The government has also ramped up its efforts to conduct contact tracing and testing.
Fake COVID-19 “Negative” Test Results Sold in Various Asian Countries
Illegal selling of fake COVID-19 test results reported in Philippines, Bangladesh and Thailand.
- At least three Asian countries have reported an incidence of falsified COVID-19 test results being sold illegally.
- In April 2020, a man in Bangkok, Thailand was arrested for selling fake medical certificates for the price of 1000 baht.
- In July 16, 2020, a clinic owner in Dhaka, Bangladesh was also arrested for thousands of false results issued to patients.
- Most recently, police raided a printing shop in Quezon City, Philippines that sells fake COVID-19 medical certificates last July 23.
COVID-19 Vaccines May Be Available By January 2021, U.S. Said
“Having a vaccine by January 2021 is doable if things fall in the right place” said Dr. Anthony Fauci.
- As countries scramble to be the first one to find a cure for the dreaded COVID-19, the United States said that they may release their vaccine by January 2021.
- This news comes after finding encouraging results on the early stages of a coronavirus vaccine clinical trial in Seattle.
- So far, the 45 participants during the second phase experienced "no major side effects".
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