he city of Shanghai has decided to confine its population as a preventive measure.
Indeed, the Shanghai government has taken the decision to close the Pudong district, where the PVG airport is located from March 28 to April 1.
On the west side of the riverbank, in Puxi district, a closure will take place from April 1 to 5.
The news fell during the night of March 27 to 28, the air sector and PVG transits are temporarily suspended. Only goods already in the airport area are still processed, but trucks cannot be removed from warehouses.
Customs declarations for “general” transit are not affected. Only transport requiring specific authorization is affected by the closure.
Although the authorities had to make a decision quickly, the two-step closure allows the goods to be redirected to nearby airports or seaports.
This confinement of the city, as a preventive measure, will also allow testing of the population and avoid confinement which would last longer and would have a negative impact on the economy and transport with this region.
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