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Cabinet colleagues had earlier been told to restrict movements as a precaution; WHO chief warns of school closures’ effect on children

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Cabinet colleagues had earlier been told to restrict movements as a precaution; WHO chief warns of school closures’ effect on children

China has blocked imports from an OK Foods poultry plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, because of coronavirus cases among workers, the president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council said on Tuesday.

The plant is the second US poultry facility to be blocked because of an outbreak, after Beijing suspended imports from a Tyson Foods Inc plant in June.

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