COVID-19 Weekly Update, June 8th 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, June 8th 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.  

  • Taiwan will extend COVID-19 restrictions until June 28 and schools will remain shut until the summer vacation to mitigate a recent outbreak. Several major technology companies have reported outbreaks among their workforces that have caused production impacts, including King Yuan Electronics, Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, and Foxsemicon Integrated Technology. 
  • Cities in China’s Guangdong province have further tightened COVID-19 measures and locked down compounds and streets amid rising COVID-19 cases. Among the affected districts and cities are Liwan district of Guangzhou as well as Foshan. In Guangzhou, authorities imposed tighter travel restrictions, with metro stations closed and people being urged not to leave the city. 
  • The COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou has led to delays of 16 days at the Port of Yantian due to heightened restrictions and mass testing, while shipping lines have started to omit and divert more calls in South China. The restrictions have led to knock-on delays and congestion at the ports of Shekou-Chiwan, Guangzhou-Nansha and Hong Kong.
  • New restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 have been announced and could impact cross-border trucking services between Hong Kong and China from June 2. Per the new measures, all cross-border trucks will need to sterilize, potentially reducing productivity and causing delays.
  • Besides major car makers, several electronic components makers have also reported production impacts due to the strict movement control order in Malaysia which remains in effect until June 14, including Seiko Epson and Taiyo Yuden. 
  • Authorities extended a COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne, Victoria state until June 10. The lockdown was previously supposed to end on June 3. The city has been under the COVID-19 lockdown since May 27 to contain a new COVID-19 cluster. 
  • India’s capital New Delhi and its major city Mumbai began a gradual easing of travel and business restrictions on June 7 as coronavirus infections in the country fell to a two-month low. 
  • Uganda reimposed a COVID-19 related lockdown as part of an effort to prevent its COVID-19 surge from overwhelming the healthcare system. Uganda’s lockdown is set to last 42 days and includes the closure of schools, open-market shutdowns, suspended church services, and some travel limits.

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