A spike in COVID-19 infections and accompanying new lockdown measures in Hong Kong mean relocation industry customers should plan for delays later this month, according to sources in the country.
The South China Morning Post said the government of Hong Kong reported 32,500 new positive COVID cases on March 1, after several months with extremely low numbers. It has reacted with a series of strict restrictions, which include a lockdown in the second half of the month.
While exact details of the measures are yet to be released, Asian Tigers Hong Kong has released an update stating: ‘It is likely that businesses, including moving, removal and relocation will be impacted… We must advise you to expect unforeseen disruptions to previously scheduled surveys, packouts, deliveries, etc., over the next several weeks.’
The company said it was continuing to monitor the situation and was working to minimise the impact on its customers.