COVID-19 Weekly Update, August 24th 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, August 24th 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.  

  • Authorities in New Zealand have extended nationwide lockdown restrictions until August 27 due to rising numbers of local COVID-19 cases.
  • Australian authorities have extended COVID-19 lockdown in a number of regions across the country, including in Melbourne until September 2 and the Greater Sydney area until September 30. 
  • Malaysia continues to record a high number of COVID-19 infections, jeopardizing plans to restore full production capacity at several factories. This includes the country’s numerous semiconductor testing and packaging facilities whose closures have worsened global supply shortages. 
  • In Ho Chi Minh City, authorities imposed a strict lockdown, which is expected to last until September 15, as the city emerges as the epicenter of a Delta-driven outbreak in Vietnam. Movement and gathering restrictions have also been extended in Hanoi until September 6. 
  • In Japan, a state of emergency is in effect in Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa, Fukuoka and nine other prefectures until September 12. Eight additional prefectures are expected to be placed in a state of emergency in the coming days.
  • Indonesian authorities have begun easing restrictions in many regions as COVID-19 numbers decline, including in Greater Jakarta and Bandung. Stricter level-4 restrictions will, however, remain in place on the island of Bali and parts of Java until August 30. 
  • The first vessels have resumed berthing operations at the port of Ningbo in China after the Meidong Container Terminal suspended operations on August 11 due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Operations are expected to fully resume on September 1, while the clearing of the cargo backlog may take until mid-September. 
  • Cargo operations at Shanghai Pudong International Airport’s (PVG) in China have been disrupted with numerous flight cancellations and diversions after COVID-19 cases were detected among local handling personnel on August 20.

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