COVID-19 Weekly Update, August 17th 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, August 17th 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.  

  • Operations at the Meidong Container Terminal at Ningbo Port in China have been suspended since August 11 due to a COVID-19 outbreak, forcing major shipping lines to omit or divert services to other ports. 
  • New Zealand has entered a three-day nationwide lockdown from August 17, after a new case of COVID-19 was detected. In Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula, the lockdown will last until at least August 24. 
  • In Iran, authorities imposed a two-week movement restriction and a five-day lockdown from August 15. Trucks transporting goods and emergency vehicles are exempt.
  • In Georgia, COVID-19 restrictions have been tightened until at least September 4, including the suspension of public transport and strict hygiene and social distancing measures that apply to operating businesses. 
  • In the Philippines, authorities have extended the restrictions and night-time curfew for Manila until at least August 31. 
  • The state of alert and related regulations to combat the spread of COVID-19 will remain in place in Romania until at least September 10. 
  • In 29 Thai provinces, authorities have extended restriction measures, including a ban on dine-in services, a curb on inter-provincial travel, and a night curfew from 21:00 to 04:00 local time until August 31. 
  • The  level 2 epidemic alert and related restrictions in Taiwan will remain in place until at least August 31. 
  • Australian authorities imposed a three-day COVID-19 lockdown in the Greater Darwin and Katherine areas between August 16 and 18.

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