Chinese commercial hub Shanghai and neighbouring coastal regions have cancelled all flights, slowed or suspended subway trains and shuttered businesses as Typhoon In-fa made landfall
Flights cancelledAll inbound and outbound flights were cancelled on Sunday for the city's two international airports as were dozens of scheduled trains, while activity at the ports of Shanghai and Ningbo, two of the world's largest, was also shut down.
READ MORE:Thousands flee fresh floods in China as typhoon approaches country’s eastPeople seek shelter from the rain and wind along a street in Ningbo as Typhoon In-Fa lashes the eastern coast of China on July 25, 2021. (AFP)Some public attractions in Shanghai and other cities, including Shanghai Disneyland, were closed and residents were warned to avoid outdoor activities.
On Saturday, large container ships were moved from Yangshan Port in Shanghai, one of the world’s busiest shipping centres.State TV said a ship lock in Nantong, which abuts Shanghai to the north, stopped releasing vessels into the Yangtze River.Torrential downpours dumped a year's worth of rain in just three days last week in the central province of Henan, killing at least 58 people. headtopics.com
Millions of others have been affected by those floods, with some trapped without fresh food or water for days, and economic losses have run into the billions of dollars. Read more: TRT World »
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