White House has alerted coronavirus outbreak in China could decrease Chinese purchases of American agricultural products this year under the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal.
As per details White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said coronavirus outbreak in China could decrease Chinese purchases of American agricultural products this year under the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal.
“We expect the Phase 1 deal will allow China to import more food and open those markets to American farmers,
But certainly as we watch this coronavirus outbreak unfold in China it could have an impact on how big, at least in this current year, the purchases are.”
On the other hand, Death toll rose to 1,113 with 97 new fatalities while cases of infection jumped to 44,653.
The virus officially named “COVID-19” by WHO.
China’s foremost medical adviser on the outbreak, Zhong Nanshan, said the epidemic would peak this month and may be over by April.
Vietnam declared a public health emergency over the epidemic on Feb. 1 and banned all flights to and from China.
The ban would affect about 400,000 passengers a month, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said in a statement.
The number of passengers on all international flights fell 14.1% during the first week of February from a year earlier.
The ship that originally had over 3,700 passengers and crew on board has become the largest single cluster of the newly named COVID-19 disease outside its origin in China, where it has killed more than 1,100 people.
Moreover The World Health Organization has named the disease caused by the virus as COVID-19.