Brazil suspends beef exports to China after 2 cases of atypical mad cow disease

  


China and Hong Kong buy over 50% of Brazilian beef exports.

  • Brazil discovered two cases of “atypical” mad cow disease in two separate domestic meat plants ( “atypical” means the disease develops spontaneously, not related to eating contaminated foods)
  • only the 4th and 5th cases of atypical mad cow disease detected in Brazil in 23 years

More from China, ride-hailing (tech) giant Didi has denied media reports about Beijing municipal government-led investment in the firm. Via Bloomberg news. 

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Not related but in other weekend news Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures are preparing to extend COVID19 states of emergency by around 2 weeks. Another 6 prefectures are considering extensions also. 

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Info via Japanese media.  

 

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