Xiamen hit by COVID-19 outbreak – possible impact on shipping not ruled out

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China has been the epicenter of global trade for many decades and was successful in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak reasonably well.

However, things seem to be getting worse in China with several port and business closures in Yantian, followed by Ningbo due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

Reports are circulating that the city of Xiamen is facing an outbreak of COVID-19 forcing residents of Xiamen in China’s Fujian province to go into lockdown as of 13th Sep night after after 32 infections of the highly transmissible Delta variant was detected with most of them being traced back to Putian where the latest outbreak originated.

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