COVID-19 Weekly Update, April 21st 2021Everstream Team
Everstream Analytics monitors and produces a weekly summary of supply chain impacts due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The update is provided free-of-charge to the industry.
- Japanese authorities expanded quasi-emergency measures from 6 to 10 prefectures from April 16, which now also cover Aichi, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba.
- Local authorities announced a week-long lockdown in Delhi, India from April 19 to fight a recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
- In Bangladesh, authorities extended the nationwide lockdown for another week until April 28.
- Cambodia has extended a COVID-19 lockdown in Phnom Penh and Ta Khmao from April 15 to April 28, requiring non-essential businesses to shut down, including factories producing footwear, garments and travel goods.
- Germany will decide whether to pass a new federal law allowing the government to enact more severe COVID-19 measures, including a nationwide nightly curfew.
- French authorities will lift domestic travel restrictions on May 3. Currently, people are allowed to go outside, but within a 10-kilometer radius from their homes and a nationwide nightly curfew remains in place.
- The Government of Morocco suspended flights to and from several countries, including Cyprus, Hungary, and Luxembourg until May 21 to curb the spread of COVID-19.
- Argentina, Peru, and Chile implemented new entry requirements for cargo carriers amid concerns about a new virus variant, including mandatory COVID-19 tests at border posts.