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Will Coronavirus Impact Ports and Shipping?

China and countries around the world, including the US and Canada, are moving quickly to contain the spread of the Coronavirus that has killed 81 people and infected at more than 2,700 to date. More than 56 million people in almost 20 Chinese cities - including Wuhan, capital of Hubei province where the virus originated - have been under a strict lockdown, introduced amid fears the transmission rate will balloon as hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens travel during Lunar New Year celebrations. Do these impacts potentially impact worldwide shipping and ports in North America? The US Department of Agriculture and CIFA in Canada are tasked with the safety of imported food products. Intern

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