According to media sources, China’s military sector may experience a setback due to the extreme lockdown measures in place in the country’s industrial hub of Shanghai, which could result in a delay in the launch of the country’s third aircraft carrier.
After the Liaoning and Shandong aircraft carriers, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is set to launch its third aircraft carrier on April 23, according to Sputnik News Agency, citing Hong Kong media.
According to the story, which cited Hong Kong media sources, the current outbreak in Shanghai has caused a delay in the delivery of some crucial components for the ship.
According to the article, another insider told the newspaper that the launching ceremony could be postponed due to organisational issues caused by the epidemic.
Shanghai, which has a population of 25 million people, was put under lockdown on March 28 due to a fresh epidemic of coronavirus cases. It was originally scheduled to terminate on April 5, but due to the high prevalence of COVID-19 infections, it was prolonged indefinitely. On Sunday, the city reported 24,820 new COVID-19 cases.
With certain expressways closed and truck drivers stuck in quarantine or at thousands of highway health checkpoints, getting supplies across the country has become a difficult task.