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Pumpkin seeds: drivers refuse rides

November 15, 2022 at 4:48 PM , Der AUDITOR
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DALIAN. As commodity is slowly running out in the markets, suppliers are forced to get pumpkin seeds from the growing areas. As these are largely closed off due to high levels of infection, it is difficult to find drivers to take on this task.

Coronavirus infections continue to rise

Trade in the Chinese pumpkin seed market continues to be sluggish for the time being, according to market players. Problem is that available raw seeds are becoming scarce, forcing suppliers to get more commodities from growing areas, but much of these are closed due to high levels of Covid infections. Truck drivers traveling to the areas to pick up pumpkin seeds must first be quarantined for three days. Before leaving, the vehicles must be completely disinfected, which involves a lot of effort; for this reason,

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