Sri Lanka, March 4 -- Sri Lanka's construction sector is set to receive a blow from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as the fast-spreading deadly virus is seen derailing global supply chains, according to Chamber of Construction Industries (CCI).

Speaking to Mirror Business, CCI Secretary General/CEO Nissanka N. Wijeratne said the local construction industry would feel the impact soon due to the inability of receiving shipments from China, the epicenter of coronavirus.

"There is an impact on the supply chain as ordered items from China have still not arrived due to issues in logistics and manufacturing in that country. The scarcity will be felt by the industry soon as stocks deplete," Wijeratne said.

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