Singapore firms face supply delays as factories remain closed in China

An employee works on a pumper truck production line at a factory in Zhangjiakou , China, on Jan 13, 2020.
An employee works on a pumper truck production line at a factory in Zhangjiakou , China, on Jan 13, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

Manufacturers in Singapore had been waiting for factories in China to reopen yesterday after the extended Chinese New Year shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak which originated in Wuhan.

But many facilities remained shuttered yesterday, with production lines ground to a halt. Materials that were completed before the shutdown sat waiting to be delivered.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2020, with the headline 'Singapore firms face supply delays as factories remain closed in China'. Print Edition | Subscribe