COVID-19 Weekly Update, June 1st 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, June 1st 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.  

  • In Malaysia, a nationwide lockdown has been imposed from June 1 to 14, halting activities in all economic and social sectors, with essential services being exempted.
  • In Vietnam, authorities decided to suspend incoming international flights to Hanoi to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases that has affected the country in recent weeks.
  • In China, authorities have imposed restrictions for an unknown duration in parts of Guangzhou, Guangdong, in the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases.
  • Authorities in South Africa have decided that the country will revert to stricter ‘adjusted level two’ lockdown measures due to a sharp increase in cases.
  • International passenger flight operations in India will remain suspended until June 30. Cargo flights will remain exempt from the ban. 
  • In Australia, the state of Victoria imposed a one-week lockdown beginning May 27 to contain a new virus cluster. The lockdown may be extended. 
  • Customs authorities in Namibia closed the office at Eros International Airport on May 31 and June 1 in response to an outbreak of COVID-19 among employees.
  • Container terminals at Visakhapatnam and Mundra ports in India have experienced operational delays due to a COVID-19-related labor shortage and low productivity.

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