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China announced the closure of the world’s largest electronics market. The country’s authorities have announced that Huaqiangbei District, located in the southern city of Shenzhen, will remain closed for at least four days after 11 positive tests were reported yesterday.
Also 24 metro stations were closed. Huaqiangbei was also closed in March as part of a broader lockdown. With this shutdown, which finally lasted a week, Shenzhen was able to control the Corona outbreak.
Huaqiangbei is famous for its large shopping malls with many stalls and shops. There is just about every imaginable piece of electronics for sale, from the smallest computer chips to gadgets and smartphones.
According to the newspaper South China Morning Newspaper The shutdown in Huaqiangbei could affect the production of technology companies, as Huaqiangbei is an important hub for these companies. Shenzhen, with a population of 18 million, is quickly becoming the most important technology city in China.
China has a zero-virus policy, with strict lockdowns. The country has shut down millions of people from the outside world in various cities several times this year, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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