China state planner to increase food supplies to coronavirus-hit Hubei province


BEIJING, Feb 7 (Reuters) - China's state planner said it has coordinated with state-owned agriculture conglomerates COFCO and Sinograin to increase supply of meat, rice, flour and edible oils to coronavirus-hit Hubei province and its capital Wuhan to ensure food security.

The coronavirus outbreak has killed over 630 people including the doctor who sounded the alarm regarding the disease.

China will move 2,000 tonnes of frozen pork to state reserves in Wuhan, China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement on WeChat on Friday.

The virus was discovered in Wuhan at the end of 2019. (Reporting by Shivani Singh and Hallie Gu; Editing by Tom Hogue)