How China’s Strict COVID Policies Led To Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Covid-19

How China’s Strict COVID Policies Led to Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Published

on

(CTN News) – China’s strict “zero Covid policies’ prevented the spread of Covid-19 during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In spite of the ongoing controls, the country’s economy is still suffering and global supply chains are stalled.

CNBC interviewed Steve Morrison, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, who said Zero-Covid has become one of the select drivers of the global recession.

China and Shanghai require negative Covid tests for entry into public areas.

After waves of omicron-driven infections, major trade hubs such as Shanghai and Beijing require workers to have negative Covid tests to enter public spaces.

Also, the demanding quarantine and testing rules have slowed down truckers on the road, increasing the time it takes for goods to reach Chinese ports.

Manufacturing in China has been forced into a closed-loop system, similar to the “bubble” strategy, where factory workers live on-site.

Tesla and Foxconn, a manufacturer of iPhones, have implemented closed-loop systems.

Furthermore, poor weather, labor challenges, and abnormal demand patterns have also disrupted supply chains.

In an interview with CNBC, Simon Geale, executive vice president of procurement at Proxima, said supply chains thrive on predictability. “And for many businesses, China is predictably unpredictable at the moment.”

Related CTN News:

COVID-19 Sub-Variant Omicron BA.4.6 Is Not Yet Found in Thailand
Kabul Mosque is Ripped Apart by a Deadly Blast, 21 People Died
Gunmen Kill Two Policeman Guarding Polio Vaccination Team In Pakistan

Trending

Exit mobile version