COVID-19 rips China apart, congestion on the rise

COVID rips China apart, congestion on the rise

COVID-19 is sweeping through China as the infection rate has risen dramatically and the supply chain is at high risk of bottlenecks.

As reported by SKY News, Shanghai is battling with soaring numbers of COVID-infected people, with currently about 5.43 million positive cases in the city and an estimated 12.5 million infected by the end of the year.

The news comes as China has scrapped its zero-COVID policy only a couple of weeks ago.

READ: Ningbo-Zhoushan COVID-19 lockdowns quash China’s hopes for normalcy

Sources have reported that 90 per cent of staff at China’s major ports fell ill with COVID-19 as of 21 December.

Following the fast development of the virus, congestion is on the rise and the country’s supply chain may face serious hurdles.

On 22 December, China’s spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said the COVID pandemic was entering a new phase and the country has taken initiatives to refine its response measures.

Overall, the situation remains predictable and under control according to the national government.

PTI ranked the busiest ports in China as part of its continued coverage of the top ports in the globe.

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