COVID-19 Weekly Update, August 10th 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, August 10th 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.  

  • COVID-19 protocols and labor shortages continue to cause substantial flight delays at major Chinese airports, including at Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), Zhengzhou Airport (CGO), and Xiamen Airport (XMN). Furthermore, China Cargo Airlines and China Eastern Airlines will suspend passenger belly freighters until the end of August.
  • Chinese authorities completed COVID-19 testing of 12 million residents in Wuhan. Last week, parts of an unspecified industrial and technology zone were sealed off, but no further restrictions on manufacturing and logistics have since been announced.
  • Indonesian authorities relaxed COVID-19 restrictions in 26 areas including Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, and Semarang, while measures were extended in 45 other districts and cities until August 23. 
  • In Vietnam, containment measures in Hanoi will remain in place until August 23, while movement restrictions in Ho Chi Minh City and several surrounding provinces were extended until mid-August. 
  • Australian authorities imposed tighter restrictions in parts of New South Wales through August 16, while measures in Victoria are expected to be eased after August 12. 
  • Domestic and international travel restrictions will remain in place across Honduras until at least mid-August. 
  • Argentina extended the land border closure with Brazil until October 1, but truckers are exempt with a negative COVID-19 test taken within one week of transit. 
  • In Pakistan, several cities across the state of Punjab, including Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, and Faisalabad will remain in lockdown until August 31.

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