China’s New Coronavirus Policies Disrupt U.S. Air Cargo Operations

China’s new coronavirus policies roiled the operations of FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc., rattling flight crews, disrupting cargo shipments and prompting appeals from the carriers to the White House and other U.S. officials to stave off supply-chain disturbances amid the pandemic, according to people familiar with the matter.

The disruptions were caused by more stringent Chinese coronavirus testing procedures—including nasal swabs—and quarantine threats that flight crews objected to, the people said. Adding to…

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