The novel coronavirus pneumonia (Covid-19) outbreak that began in Wuhan, in Hubei province, China has quickly spread to at least 75 other countries, causing more than 3,000 deaths.

China’s subsequent imposition of restrictions on movement both within and outside its borders has been effective in containment: official Chinese data shows  new confirmed cases dropped to 129 in China and only 4 outside of Hubei on March 4. However, rise in the Covid-19 cases across the world increases the risk of disrupting  the global food trade system.

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