China’s factories opt for isolation bubbles to beat COVID curbs and keep running

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, March 17 (Reuters) – To keep factory lines open in the face of COVID curbs Chinese firms are asking workers to eat, sleep and work in bubbles isolated from the wider world, sterilising premises as often as three times a day and testing for COVID daily.

Dubbed “closed-loop management”, this approach has been part of China’s efforts over the past two years to keep local transmission extremely low by global standards.

It was used for example at the Winter Olympics in Beijing to seal event personnel off from the public.


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