China’s Covid spike worsens: Dongguan factory center locks down, new cases top 3,500 nationwide
by Chew Wai Loon on March 16, 2022
- Recent outbreaks in 28 provinces have infected more than 15,000 people and stem primarily from the highly transmissible omicron variant, China’s National Health Commission said Tuesday, according to state media.
- On Tuesday, Dongguan city in the southern province of Guangdong ordered employees of businesses to work from home and locked down residential areas, permitting only necessary activities such as buying groceries and taking virus tests.
- Yum China, which operates Pizza Hut and KFC in the country, announced Monday that same-store sales for the first two weeks of March have fallen by about 20% year-on-year.
China Covid spike worsens: Dongguan factory center locks down (cnbc.com)