The survey of 109 companies in the manufacturing powerhouse of the Shanghai region found that while two-thirds of factories were up and running by the end of last week, 78 per cent did not have enough workers to kick-start full production. Photo: Xinhua
The survey of 109 companies in the manufacturing powerhouse of the Shanghai region found that while two-thirds of factories were up and running by the end of last week, 78 per cent did not have enough workers to kick-start full production. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: American factories in China unable to staff production lines as lockdown continues

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai members struggling to kick-start production despite the end of the official Lunar New Year holiday extension
  • Situation reflects wider congestion in China, with roads, ports and cargo depots clogged up due to staff shortages

The survey of 109 companies in the manufacturing powerhouse of the Shanghai region found that while two-thirds of factories were up and running by the end of last week, 78 per cent did not have enough workers to kick-start full production. Photo: Xinhua
The survey of 109 companies in the manufacturing powerhouse of the Shanghai region found that while two-thirds of factories were up and running by the end of last week, 78 per cent did not have enough workers to kick-start full production. Photo: Xinhua
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