COVID-19 Weekly Update, July 27th 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, July 27th 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 China, authorities shut down Nanjing Lukou International Airport due to a COVID-19 outbreak among its workforce. The airport may be facing increasing congestion due to the closure.  
  • Across the city of Nanjing, officials also set up more than 60 checkpoints to control the flow of all vehicles and people between Nanjing and other provinces amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • In VietnamHo Chi Minh City imposed a 12-hour curfew starting July 26 to curb rising COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, authorities in Hanoi have announced a two-week lockdown until August 8 to control a surge of COVID-19 cases.
  • Authorities in Bangladesh have re-imposed a countrywide shutdown to stem a new tide of COVID-19 infections after a weeklong recess due to the Eid al-Adha festival. The restrictions will last until August 5 and affect people movements as well as manufacturing, including in key sectors such as garment and textile. 
  • In Australia, authorities announced the end of a lockdown in the state of Victoria from July 28, while restrictions in New South Wales would be extended for four weeks. 
  • The President of South Africa announced that lockdown regulations were eased from July 25 as the country moved to adjusted level 3 lockdown. While interprovincial travel and larger outside gatherings have been allowed once again, a nightly curfew remained in place.
  • Authorities in the Dominican Republic re-imposed a nationwide nightly curfew amid rising COVID-19 infections. Exemptions remained in place for those providing essential services.
  • Similarly, the government of Honduras extended a nationwide curfew until at least August 1 to control the COVID-19 outbreak.

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