In China’s southeastern province of Fujian, officials have implemented measures including travel restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19. On 13th September, the National Health Commission said 59 new locally transmitted cases were reported, whereas the previous day saw only 22 infections.
Over the course of four days, 102 infections have been reported in three Fujian cities. Xiamen is one of those that is affected, alongside Putian and Quanzhou.
Xiamen has taken a number of measures to deal with the spread, including:
- Locking down areas of higher virus risk
- Halting offline classes for kindergartens, primary schools and high schools
- Closing public venues
- Asking residents not to leave the city for non-essential reasons
A key transportation hub for Yangtze and Pearl River Delta, the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport has reportedly cancelled around 60% of flights to and from Xiamen.
The outbreak began in Putian on 10th September and preliminary tests have revealed some patients have contracted the highly contagious Delta variant.
Currently, no strict city-wide lockdowns have been announced.
Shippers and suppliers are facing difficulties in delivering cargo to Xiamen. Any drivers who enter Xiamen must be quarantined for 14 days.
It is expected that Xiamen port may be impacted, with manufacturers already reporting difficulties moving stock to the port due to lockdowns and quarantine. Our Customer teams are continuing to monitor the situation closely and are identifying ways to reduce the potential impact on customers. Please get in touch with any enquiries relating to specific bookings.