Strained US ports face two "horrible" weeks following new coronavirus outbreak

A rapidly growing number of dock workers on the US west coast have been infected with Covid-19. According to media, the ports at Los Angeles and Long Beach are facing two "horrible" weeks.

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Activity at the major US container terminals at Long Beach and Los Angeles, which are strongly affected by bottlenecks, is further threatened by lack of workforce due to a coronavirus outbreak among port staff.

"The next two weeks are going to be horrible," says Jim McKenna, president of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), to media Journal of Commerce.

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