The BOC Blast 344 – China extends Lunar New Year holidays to contain coronavirus outbreak

China extends Lunar New Year holidays to contain coronavirus outbreak

China has announced a nationwide extension to the Lunar New Year holidays as a measure to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The Shanghai municipal government further announced that companies may only resume office on February 10.

The holiday, originally to end on January 30, has been extended to February 2 nationwide.

Our offices in China will resume operations as follows:

  • February 10 in Shanghai and Ningbo
  • February 3 in the rest of China

While Hong Kong officially returns to the office from the holidays on Wednesday, the 29th, we expect some impact to our ocean and air freight operations based out of China.

We will monitor the situation and keep you updated.

Thank you very much.

Please contact your BOC Representative with any questions.