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Chinese Orders of Brazil Meat Stall on Coronavirus Outbreak

Lanterns hang at the near empty Yuyuan Bazaar in Shanghai on Feb. 7.
Lanterns hang at the near empty Yuyuan Bazaar in Shanghai on Feb. 7.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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Negotiations for new orders of Brazilian meat by Chinese buyers have been on hold since the Lunar New Year break, clouding the outlook for demand in the world’s top food buyer as the coronavirus spread.