1,000 DSV staff affected by Shanghai lockdown: "We have people who have been sitting in an apartment for 55 days"

A large number of DSV employees have for weeks been living under the hard lockdown of major Chinese city Shanghai. In an interview with ShippingWatch, regional head of air and sea freight Claus Thomsen talks about keeping spirits high amid an uncertain situation.

Claus Thomsen is executive vice president for DSV Air & Sea Asia-Pacific and has lived in Shanghai for 19 years. In recent weeks, he has lived under the strict Covid lockdown in the major city. | Photo: DSV

Around 1,000 DSV employees have been sitting at home for weeks waiting for good news about the shutdown of Shanghai in China’s efforts to crack down on Covid-19.

Unlike other parts of the world, which has more or less lifted restrictions from the pandemic, the city’s 25 million inhabitants have found themselves in a hard lockdown. Last weekend brought a long-awaited announcement that the city may be on its way to a gradual return to normal life.

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