‘Hunger pandemic’ fears as virus roils world economy

Washington (AFP) – The United Nations warned Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic could trigger famine in already vulnerable countries as the worldwide freeze on commerce sent shock waves through financial markets. The bleak warning came as deaths from the virus surpassed 174,000 worldwide, with governments anxiously trying to chart a path out of the unprecedented global health and economic emergency. Debates are raging worldwide over when and how to relax lockdowns imposed to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus.Many leaders fear triggering another wave of infections but are als…

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