Businesses shut in China as officials widen Covid lockdowns

Businesses shut in China as officials widen Covid lockdowns

newsdesk |
March 15, 2022

Several multinational companies have halted operations as China widens its Covid lockdowns - among its biggest since the start of the pandemic.

New Delhi, 15 March 2022

As per news report of BBC, tens of millions of people across the country face restrictions, including the entire Jilin province and technology hub Shenzhen, as authorities report record numbers of cases. Toyota, Volkswagen and Apple supplier Foxconn are among the firms affected. The lockdowns have raised concerns that crucial supply chains may be disrupted. China on Tuesday reported a record high of more than 5,000 cases, most of it in Jilin. All 24 million residents of the north-eastern province were placed under quarantine orders on Monday. It is the first time China has restricted an entire province since the Wuhan and Hebei lockdown at the beginning of the pandemic. Jilin residents have been banned from moving around, and anyone wanting to leave the province must apply for police permission.

Source - BBC


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