Coronavirus Continues to Spread, Some Workers Return in China
As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, citizens across China are beginning to return to work in limited fashion.
Offices and factories are being granted access to their facilities by the Chinese government on a case-by-case basis. Organizations must have specific health-related equipment available, including masks, hand sanitizers, and temperature taking devices. And, even then, many workers returning from other provinces must take precautionary quarantine measures before resuming work.
Air and seaports outside of Wuhan province appear to be operating normally, but the customs offices in several of these locations remain closed. At this time, we also continue to experience large port congestion fees from several ocean carriers in response to a shortage of reefers at Chinese ports. Many air and steamship line services remain suspended, with some not resuming until April 1, 2020.
Shipments moving domestically across China are also experiencing delays due to a shortage of drivers and health/permit checks on the road.
At the time of this writing, there are 75,303 confirmed cases of coronavirus claiming a total of 2,012 lives.
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