COVID-19 Weekly Update, May 25th 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, May 25th 2021

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.  

  • Vietnamese authorities expanded lockdown measures, including closing industrial parks and imposing curfews and travel restrictions, in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Bac Giang due to a spike in new COVID-19 cases. 
  • In Malaysia, a full lockdown will be imposed until June 4 in the country’s fourth largest city of Ipoh due to an increase in COVID-19 infections. Other districts affected by similar enhanced movement control orders are Hulu Perak, Kinta, Muallim and Larut Matang and Selama. 
  • The government of Morocco announced that it would ease COVID-19 lockdown measures from May 21, shortening a nightly curfew and allowing larger public gatherings. 
  • The European Union plans to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors from low-risk countries ahead of the 2021 summer tourist season, while also allowing fully vaccinated tourists from medium to high risk countries.  
  • Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Argentina has closed the border with Brazil along the Paso de los Libres International Bridge since May 20. More than 700 cargo trucks pass this border every day. The government also closed non-essential businesses and schools until May 31. 
  • More than 200 trucks remain stuck at border crossings between Peru and Chile over a carrier strike caused by frequent COVID-19 tests. The truck drivers demand that tests be carried out every two weeks instead. 
  • In Colombia, authorities reopened maritime, land, and river border crossings with Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil since May 19, which remained closed since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.

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