Coronavirus pandemic could threaten global food supply, warns UN
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Coronavirus pandemic could threaten global food supply, warns UN

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Washington, Apr 11: The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Saturday that the worldwide lockdown caused by the the COVID-19 pandemic will cut off supply chains and increase food insecurity, as businesses are forced to shutdown.

Border have been closed, peoples movement have been restricted, and disruptions in the shipping and aviation industries have made it harder to continue food production and transport goods internationally stranding containers of food, medicine, and other products on the tarmacs and holding areas -- placing countries with few alternative food sources at high risk.

Instability in global food supply chain will affect the poorest citizens the most, warned the UN's Committee on World Food Security (CFS). Even private companies and organizations have called for immediate action to address the looming food catastrophe. (UNI)

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