Shan fruit wholesalers in Muse on the Shan State-China border have been asked to temporarily stop exports to Myanmar’s northern neighbour as the coronavirus spreads, according to Shan News.
Sai Khin Maung, chairperson of the local Wholesalers’ Association, said that it is difficult to send vehicles across the border with goods to sell, the news agency said.
“Chinese officials have strictly tightened security at the border entrance gates. Transportation is really difficult at this moment,” he told Shan News.
China closed hotels and casinos in Ruili town, which is opposite Muse in Yunnan Province, on January 26 with the aim of containing the coronavirus.