Price of food, consumables spike in China

The price of food has risen in China as the country continues to battle the scourge of the coronavirus which has been ravaging the country since December, CNN has reported.

A large part of the country has been under lockdown since January when the coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei province. The virus has since spread to other parts of the country. As of Monday, 40,235 confirmed cases and 909 deaths have been reported in China.

Meanwhile, the disease has also spread to 25 countries where 319 cases and one death have been confirmed.

The coronavirus outbreak has been driving the cost of food and almost everything else in China upwards, putting pressure on household expenses.

According to Chinese National Bureau of Statistics, the nation’s consumer price inflation hit 5.4…

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