Chinese truckers left stranded for days at highway exit by hardline COVID curbs

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By Martin Quin Pollard BEIJING (Reuters) – Earlier this month Chinese truck driver Dong Zhigang finished a job in the coastal city of Nantong and began what should have been a four-hour journey north to his home village in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province. On Friday, nine sticky days in his cab later, he still had not made it home. Like many Chinese truckers, Dong, 30, had fallen victim to some of the country’s recent hardline anti-COVID measures and disruption as local authorities scramble to maintain China’s zero-COVID policy. He got as far as a highway exit leading to his village before he was…

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