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China COVID-19 Update 29th July 2022

Following our last China supply chain update in early July, please see below the latest COVID-19 update from the region

Despite the general stabilisation of the COVID-19 situation in China, the emergence of the Omicron BA.5 variant in Shanghai has forced the region to take increased precautions and implement restrictions.

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

 

  • Ocean and air operations are back to normal levels.
  • COVID-19 testing is required every 4 days, with the most recent test taking place on 26th July.
  • COVID situation is now stable with operations back to normal.
  • Some testing is still required on a case by case basis.
  • Shanghai has seen a return in COVID-19 with the emergence of the Omicron BA.5 variant.
  • There are currently 10 high-risk areas within Shanghai including some workplaces.
  • There are currently around 150 medium-risk areas which have seen people that may be transmission risks.
  • Ocean terminal, air terminals and warehouses continue to operate as normal.
  • A 24-78 hour COVID test is needed to enter different areas of the city.

 

  • COVID situation is currently stable.
  • Operations have returned to normal.
  • Weekly COVID-19 testing required.
  • All origin operations are running as normal.

 

  • Air and ground operations are working as normal, however all airport warehousing and some factories require workers to provide both a Green Health Code and a 24 hour Nucleic Acid Report, which also applies to truck drivers. This is leading to some delays with a shortage of driver availability.
  • General warehousing operating at normal levels.
  • Inland trucking is being accepted at terminalsl, however drivers must produce a negative COVID test within 24 hours.
  • Dongguan Terminals
    • Limited operations with areas still under lockdown
    • Many factories are prohibiting truck drivers from entering or exiting which is having a knock-on effect on operations
  • Nansha Terminal
    • Operating as normal
    • Truckers must produce a negative COVID test within 48 hours
  • All operations have returned to normal levels.
  • Cross-border transportation still limited.
  • Air and ground operations back to normal levels, although airport warehousing and factory workers require a negative COVID test within 24 hours and a Green Health Code.
  • Many areas of Shenzhen are under restrictions which is causing a delay in manufacturing and supply, further delaying the shipment of goods.
  • Warehousing back to normal operating levels.
  • Inland truck drivers must provide a negative COVID test within 24 hours, however, trucks from Shenzhen are under tight restrictions and may be prohibited from entering factories in medium to high risk areas.
  • Yantian and Shekou terminals require truckers to produce a negative COVID test within 24 hours
  • Pearl River Delta operating as normal
  • Cross-border trucking to Hong Kong is back to normal but with limited services. Feeder services are the preferred option.

 

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