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In Depth: Suppliers and Buyers Suffer as Covid Curbs Stop Truckers in Their Tracks

By Peng Leyi, Tang Jiayan, Cai Jingyuan, Yin Yushuang and Wang Xintong
2022年04月15日 17:15
As Covid restrictions stymie wholesale transportation, many drivers are running out of money and food, as they’re forced to wait out the latest wave on the highway
Trucks are being inspected at the G1503 expressway in Pudong, Shanghai, on April 11, 2022. Photo: VCG

A sludgy mix of rain and snow hit Northeast China’s Changchun city on Yang Guang’s seventh day stuck in his truck, after a chance trip left him entangled in Covid restrictions and unable to drive on.

The wholesale depot to which he had made a delivery was found to harbor several Covid cases and locked down. But while most people stayed indoors that day, March 29, the non-local resident had to exit his makeshift home — but only for a Covid test.

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