Dumped watermelons rot by the roadside in Myanmar near the border with China’s Yunnan province. Photo: Handout
Dumped watermelons rot by the roadside in Myanmar near the border with China’s Yunnan province. Photo: Handout

Rotting fruit, sinking fortunes – Covid-19 curbs take their toll on China’s Myanmar border

  • Trade in perishables ‘nearly impossible’, exporters in Myanmar say as trucks waiting to clear border checkpoints jam major roads
  • On the Chinese side, prolonged lockdowns leave hotel and business owners in despair ahead of the lucrative Lunar New Year tourist season

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Dumped watermelons rot by the roadside in Myanmar near the border with China’s Yunnan province. Photo: Handout
Dumped watermelons rot by the roadside in Myanmar near the border with China’s Yunnan province. Photo: Handout
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