COVID-19 concerns: UAE assured citizens of six-month food supply and import objectives
By Guan Yu Lim
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The Ministry of Economy in UAE had stated that it had enough food to meet the needs of its citizens for at least six months, amidst concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak which showed no signs of slowing in the region.
In a press release published by the Ministry, it confirmed that there was ample supply of foods, including fruits, vegetables and medical goods.
UAE said the supply was sufficient for all its seven Emirates states, and while it can last at least half a year, the Ministry stressed that there must continue to be daily imports from international markets to maintain or increase this stock.
The UAE has a relatively smooth supply chain and an absence of obstacles, particularly when it comes to transporting goods whether by air, land or sea. It imports its fruits and vegetables from various markets including North America, South America, and South Africa.