National Newswatch

A recent coronavirus outbreak traced to a market in Beijing is disrupting Canadian live lobster exports to China.

New testing measures imposed in at least three cities — Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou— have led to cancelled lobster shipments from Nova Scotia this week and delays for shipments that do arrive.

“We’ve hit a significant snag,” said Geoff Irvine, executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada.

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