COVID-19 Weekly Update, July 20th 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, July 20th 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 imposed a two-week COVID-19 related lockdown in Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City metropolis, with restrictions to be in effect from July 18.
  • Myanmar announced a nationwide COVID-19 related lockdown from July 19, while declaring public holidays from July 17 until July 25 to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • Thailand has expanded COVID-19 restrictions that include travel curbs and a night-time curfew to three more provinces – Chonburi, Ayutthaya, and Chachoengsao – from July 20.
  • Authorities in Libya imposed restrictions that require all government agencies to reduce attendance at work to 25 percent, until at least July 25.
  • Mozambique tightens nationwide COVID-19 measures through August 17, with nightly curfew hours expanded to last between 21:00 and 04:00.
  • Chile extended its border closure measures until July 25 due to Delta variant concerns, with all existing domestic restrictions remaining in place with the extension.

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