China Halts Industry at $1 Billion in Vietnam Dragon Fruit Due to Covid


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(Bloomberg) — China has suspended imports of dragon fruit from Vietnam, claiming to have uncovered coronavirus lines, temporarily shutting down a billion-dollar market as Beijing continues its rigorous shipment of incoming food to look for evidence of the pathogen. Tropical culmination imports were suspended for a week starting Wednesday, Vietnam’s Ministry of Commerce said on its website. Authorities in China’s Guangxi region, bordering Vietnam, informed the ministry of the closure, saying the coronavirus was discovered in packaging and cartons shipped from Quang Ninh province. . “This is a pretty rare incident,” said Dang Phuc Nguyen, secretary-general of the Vietnam Fruit...