NYC officials alarmed with rise in rare disease affecting some kids with coronavirus, mayor says

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Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York, wears a protective mask while touring the Malia Mills swimwear factory, which has pivoted to manufacturing polypropylene gowns for medical workers, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

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New York City health officials are increasingly worried about a recent rise in cases of a rare inflammatory disease in children that may be linked to the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

De Blasio said health officials have identified at least 15 pediatric cases of an inflammatory disease similar to

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Explainer: How the coronavirus crisis is affecting food supply

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted global food supplies and is causing labour shortages in agriculture worldwide.

FILE PHOTO: A view shows ears of wheat in a field owned by the “Siberia” farming company during sunset outside the village of Ogur in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia September 8, 2019. Picture taken September 8, 2019. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

ARE WE FACING FOOD SHORTAGES?

Panic buying by shoppers cleared supermarket shelves of staples such as pasta and flour as populations worldwide prepared for lockdowns.

Meat and dairy producers as well as fruit and vegetable farmers struggled to shift supplies from restaurants to

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