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Experts warn panic buying, lockdowns may spark global food inflation

Experts warn panic buying, lockdowns may spark global food inflation

07:44 | 22/03/2020

Lockdowns and panic food buying due to the coronavirus pandemic could ignite world food inflation even though there are ample supplies of staple grains and oilseeds in key exporting nations, Reuters reported, citing a senior economist at FAO and agricultural analysts.

Pope tests negative for COVID-19: Italy report

Pope tests negative for COVID-19: Italy report

14:22 | 03/03/2020

Pope Francis, who cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy, has tested negative for coronavirus, the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reported on Tuesday (Mar 3).

African swine fever outbreak kills 3,000 pigs in Indonesia

African swine fever outbreak kills 3,000 pigs in Indonesia

15:56 | 28/02/2020

Indonesia is tightening curbs on the transport of pigs and pork products after nearly 3,000 animals died in a new outbreak of African swine fever in an eastern province bordering East Timor, the agriculture ministry said in a statement released on Friday (Feb 28).

COVID-19: Japanese woman tests positive for second time

COVID-19: Japanese woman tests positive for second time

12:07 | 27/02/2020

A woman working as a tour-bus guide in Japan tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time, Osaka's prefectural government said on Wednesday (Feb 26), the first person in the country amid growing concerns about the spread of the infection.

COVID-19 travel bans trap South Koreans abroad

COVID-19 travel bans trap South Koreans abroad

15:32 | 26/02/2020

The honeymoons of 34 South Korean newly-weds on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius turned into a holiday from hell after they were rounded up and held in isolation by authorities due to fears over the coronavirus, according to Seoul officials.    

Two new Thai COVID-19 cases confirmed

Two new Thai COVID-19 cases confirmed

14:36 | 25/02/2020

The Public Health Ministry on Tuesday (Feb 25) announced two new Thai COVID-19 cases: a woman, 31, whose relative visited Guangzhou and a male driver of Chinese tourists, 29, as the total number of local cases rose to 37.