Mongolian coal truck drivers isolated and unpaid at Chinese border due to strict Covid-19 measures

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Mongolian coal truck drivers isolated and unpaid at Chinese border due to strict Covid-19 measures” – below is their description.

An endless queue of coal trucks has packed a highway straddling the border between Mongolia and China. Strict Covid-19 measures in both countries have left drivers stranded at the border, waiting to be tested. To cross the border, they must test negative for Covid-19 in Mongolia, then undergo another test in China wearing masks and hazmat suits. The gridlock comes as China battles widespread power cuts caused by record coal prices and emission targets. According to state media, Beijing plans to double the number of trucks allowed to cross the border if the drivers meet Covid-19 requirements.

Support us:

https://subscribe.scmp.com

South China Morning Post YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post (SCMP), with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is a Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper founded in 1903. It is Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, owned by Alibaba Group.

Recent from South China Morning Post:

  • China’s controversial ‘Syrian-style’ cafes draw influencers with crumbling, ‘war zone-like’ decor
  • Vietnam’s largest waste-to-energy plant nears completion
  • North Korean fugitive recaptured in China
  • In This Story: Beijing

    Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

    2 Recent Items: Beijing

  • Live: China’s latest measures on COVID-19 containment and vaccine inoculation
  • Beijing Winter Olympics not a stage for political manipulation: MOFA
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Omicron variant: Anne Marie Morris says ‘don’t suck the joy out of Christmas’
  • Omicron: A consequence of unequal vaccine distribution? | DW News
  • Omicron variant: It may have been in Europe ‘a lot longer than we thought,’ says Darren McCaffrey
  • Australia Not Going Back to Lockdowns, PM Morrison Says
  • Covid-19: Omicron case confirmed on French territory of Reunion • FRANCE 24 English
  • In This Story: Mongolia

    Mongolia, a nation bordered by China and Russia, is known for vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture. Its capital, Ulaanbaatar, centers around Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) Square, named for the notorious founder of the 13th- and 14th-century Mongol Empire.

    4 Recent Items: Mongolia

  • Local life in northern China’s Tongliao recovers after extreme weather
  • Locals battle record-breaking snowfall in China
  • Heavy snow blankets parts of north and northeast China
  • Terrifying moment avalanche of snow nearly collapses on woman’s head
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please verbalise where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

    Posting....