COVID-19 Weekly Update, April 28th 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.
- Authorities in Cambodia have implemented more severe COVID-19 restrictions in Phnom Penh and Takhmao through May 5 to contain the spread of COVID-19. People are banned from traveling in and out of the two localities for non-essential reasons.
- In Laos, authorities have imposed a COVID-19-related lockdown in Vientiane until May 5 as the country attempts to curb a rare outbreak linked to its neighbor Thailand. Travel to and from the city will be prohibited during this period.
- In India, authorities have extended the lockdown in New Delhi for another week, until 05:00 local time on May 3, amid the continued surge in infections. The government is currently drawing up plans for a lockdown, with a set of defined essential services exempted, for around 150 districts around the country. In addition, authorities banned the supply of oxygen for industrial purposes due to shortages in hospitals, prompting car maker Maruti Suzuki to advance a scheduled maintenance shutdown.
- Germany will likely implement lockdown rules until the end of June, only allowing regional authorities to lift restrictions in case infection numbers significantly decrease. Currently, a nightly curfew, limits on customers in shops, and limits on household contacts are part of the COVID-19 measures.
- The Netherlands has ended a night curfew and re-opened outdoor dining for the first time since mid-October 2020, even as hospitals continue to prepare for an increasing number of intensive care unit patients.
- Turkey’s President has imposed a nationwide full closure from April 29 until May 17. The measure includes a continuous lockdown and intercity travel restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.
- Argentina has agreed to unify COVID-19 testing requirements for cargo transportation drivers with Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay. Previously, truckers had protested stringent and expensive testing requirements by the Argentine government, blocking border crossings.