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Authorities in Shanghai have extended the city’s lockdown indefinitely after 23,000 new asymptomatic COVID cases were reported on Saturday.  The lockdown, which has now been extended to Guangzhou, a major manufacturing hub, is significantly impacting the flow of goods – from the halted production lines and shuttered warehouses to the pileup of containers at the […]

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  Manufacturing and logistics operations in Shanghai are grinding to a halt as China holds fast to its zero-tolerance COVID policy, marking the largest city-wide lockdown in China since the COVID outbreak began over two years ago. Local authorities announced yesterday that the city of 26 million will be locked down in two phases over […]

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  China’s pursuit of its zero-COVID strategy has delivered a new blow to global supply chains.  Several of China’s largest factory cities have ordered lockdowns amid a surge of COVID cases, three-fifths of which are in people with no symptoms.  The measures, aimed at reducing the spread of virus, will impact production schedules and the […]

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