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New local COVID-19 infections more than doubled in China’s southeastern province of Fujian, health authorities said on Tuesday, prompting officials to quickly roll out measures including travel restrictions to halt the spread of the virus.

Fujian’s outbreak began in Putian, a city of 3.2 million, with the first case reported on Sept. 10. Preliminary tests on samples from some Putian cases showed patients had contracted the highly transmissible Delta variant.

The outbreak has since spread south to Xiamen, which reported 32 new cases of community transmission for Sept.13 compared with just one infection a day earlier.

Due to the further upgrade of Xiamen’s epidemic control please note the following lockdown measures from September 15, 2021:

  • Warehouses will only accept a delivery with an appointment, and no delivery procedures will be processed for vehicles without an appointment.
  • All warehouses are restricted from accepting any cargo from Covid-19 medium risk and high-risk areas in China.
  • Suppliers of LCL shipments located in other cities that feed into Xiamen are experiencing trucking shortages effecting deliveries to Xiamen warehouses.
  • Truckers will be required to isolate 14 days upon returning from Xiamen, which is causing trucking providers to avoid the city.

Like Yantian and Ningbo COVID issues experienced earlier this summer, we expect this COVID outbreak in Xiamen to have a lingering negative supply chain impact for weeks to come.

If you have any questions, please contact your local Noatum Logistics representative.