Virus sparks boom for local farmers in import-dependent Hong Kong

Hong Kong's local farmers are experiencing a boom in business after the Covid-19 outbreak snagged global trade in the import-reliant city. – EPA pic, April 6, 2020.

AFTER a coronavirus-fuelled wave of panic-buying briefly left Hong Kong’s supermarket shelves bare, residents are turning to local producers for fresh food in a city almost entirely reliant on imports.

Covid-19 has threatened global supply chains as countries impose lockdowns and border restrictions, but for Hong Kong’s dwindling farming community, the pandemic has sparked a sudden boom in business.

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