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Apr 11, 2022 08:11 PM
BUSINESS

Highway Traffic Curbs Raise Concerns About Supply Chain Disruptions

A line of trucks queue Saturday on a highway from the eastern city of Nanjing to Shanghai. Photo: IC Photo
A line of trucks queue Saturday on a highway from the eastern city of Nanjing to Shanghai. Photo: IC Photo

Local governments in China have closed a number of highways to curb the spread of the omicron variant, raising concerns about supply chain disruptions and drawing a rebuke from the central government.

The highway restrictions are latest example of how local governments have scrambled to contain the country’s worst Covid-19 outbreak in two years with stricter measures, some of which have been criticized on the grounds of inconsistency and rigidity.

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