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China COVID-19 Update 18th October 2022

1 million people have been locked down following a spike in COVID-19 cases in Zhengzhou, China. Please see below the latest update from the region

The Chinese government has increased its 'COVID-Zero' efforts amidst the biggest spike of cases in 2 months, with 1 million people in Zhengzhou, a key electronics manufacturing region, being placed in lockdown.

See below for a city by city China COVID-19 update:


  • Offices and businesses closed with all workers advised to work from home
  • Rail export still running but could change with no prior notice
  • Zhongyuan district under lockdown with around 1 million people ordered to stay home other than when COVID-testing
  • All non-essential businesses in Zhongyuan closed, as well as in some other neighbourhoods
  • Some COVID cases found in Shanghai recently
  • Non-essential businesses in some neighbourhoods closed to contain outbreaks
  • Close-contacts of COVID-positive cases sent to quarantine hotels whilst some buildings face temporary localised lockdowns
  • Many advised to work from home to avoid close contact
  • Some schools and offices have closed, however, factories, terminals and trucking operations remain active
  • 48-hour nucleic acid test still needed for cross-province trucking
  • Some areas under temporary lockdowns due to COVID cases
  • Factories, terminals and trucking operations running as normal, however, some offices have closed due to temporary lockdowns
  • Most operations are running
  • Warehouses in Beilun have suspended operations
  • White-list for truck drivers
  • Most container trucks isolated in a parking lot following positive cases
  • Operations are running as normal with reduced efficiency
  • Operations are running as normal with no major impact.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and keep you updated with any new information.

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