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Temporary Closure of China’s Ningbo Port Will Only Add to African Traders’ Headaches

File image of the Ningbo-Zhoushan port in eastern China. Image via Xinhua.

Container ships are stacking up off the coast of eastern China today after authorities closed the massive Ningbo-Zhoushan port following the confirmation that several employees there tested positive for COVID-19.

28 vessels were idling offshore when the port shuttered operations and that number is expected to rise steadily with every hour that it’s closed.

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