China hit hard by Omicron, markets concerned

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:18pm, first published March 30 2022 - 8:00pm
SLOWDOWN: Bustle in Chinese cities such as Shanghai is temporarily on hold as the government enforces lockdowns to slow the nation's wave of Omicron infections.

WORLD markets are closely watching the flare-up of COVID-19 in China, which has seen Chinese authorities implement lockdowns in some areas, such as the nation's most populous city Shanghai.


Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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