Malaysia coronavirus lockdown: Food security strategies put to test, but Singapore is 'well prepared'

Shoppers at FairPrice supermarket at 475 Tampines Street 44 on March 17, 2020.
Shoppers at FairPrice supermarket at 475 Tampines Street 44 on March 17, 2020.ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ

SINGAPORE - This year, 2020, has been designated the Year of the Singapore Food Story, and amid the ongoing global outbreak of Covid-19, the resilience of the Republic's food security strategies are being put to the test.

But as an island nation which imports more than 90 per cent of its food, Singapore has been well aware of its vulnerability to global food supply shocks.

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