Shanghai’s Lockdown Extended

Monday 4/04/22

China’s authorities are struggling with their latest battle with Covid-19. Having placed the eastern side of Shanghai, Pudong, into lockdown at the start of last week for what was planned to be five days, officials have decided to keep Pudong citizens in confinement, while the western side, Puxi, went into lockdown on April 1 as planned in the original two-stage zero-Covid crackdown strategy hatched last weekend.

Factories are shut as is all public transport. While the ...

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Shipping Industry Braces as China Experiences their Worst Covid Outbreak in a Year

05/08/21

Shipping will need to start to make contingency plans if cases of Covid-19 continue to escalate in China, one of the world’s most important nations for shipping movements.

The delta variant has broken through the country’s virus defences, which are some of the strictest in the world, and reached nearly half of China’s 32 provinces in just two weeks. While the overall number of infections — more than 360 so far — is still lower than Covid resurgences ...

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