Kanur — A three-week lockdown in India aimed at stopping the coronavirus is preventing perishables from reaching teeming cities, pushing up prices and forcing some farmers to feed their ripening produce to their animals instead.

The breakdown in the supply chain is especially hurting hundreds of millions of rural and urban poor in the world's second-most populous country, which is facing a spike of coronavirus cases: more than 700 infections and 17 deaths as of Friday...

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