Caixin
Jan 18, 2022 08:07 PM
BUSINESS

Delivery Times Likely to Stretch After Beijing Warns Omicron Could Have Traveled in Mail

A worker disinfects cross-border express packages in Yantai, East China’s Shandong province, in August 2020. Photo: VCG
A worker disinfects cross-border express packages in Yantai, East China’s Shandong province, in August 2020. Photo: VCG

Chinese health officials have advised people to buy fewer foreign goods — and authorities said they would redouble efforts to disinfect inbound packages — amid claims that a Covid-19 patient in Beijing may have been infected by international mail.

The increased scrutiny of cross-border deliveries is just the latest in a long line of supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic. Countries around the world have felt the effect of supply shocks such as a shortage of semiconductors and congestion at ports.

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