COVID-19 Weekly Update, June 22nd 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.
- Inbound and outbound flights via Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport remain canceled after authorities imposed restrictions due to the discovery of a case of the Delta coronavirus variant. Airport congestion is likely to occur as a result.
- Despite ongoing COVID-19 restrictions at the Port of Yantian, port operations further normalized, with yard density as well as vessel waiting times decreasing significantly in recent days. The port operator expected normal operations to resume from the end of June.
- Laos extends COVID-19 protocols in the country until July 5. International freight and cargo transportation will be required to comply with COVID-19 prevention measures.
- Japan lifts its COVID-19 state of emergency restrictions in nine out of ten prefectures from June 20, including Tokyo. Some restrictive measures remain in Okinawa.
- Authorities in Indonesia tighten mobility restrictions in ‘red zones’, including the capital Jakarta, for two weeks from June 22 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.
- Authorities in South Africa tightened COVID-19 measures nationwide from June 15 and moved the country from level 2 to level 3 on its five-tier virus transmission risk scale.
- Oman imposes daily night-time curfew as of June 20, between 20:00 and 04:00. All movement of vehicles and people are to be prohibited during this time.
- The United States extended restrictions for non-essential travel at land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico through July 21 to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The border posts have been closed since March 2020 and restrictions have been extended on a monthly basis since.