COVID-19 Weekly Update, September 7th 2021Everstream Team
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 outbreaks among workers continue to disrupt operations at manufacturing sites in Malaysia. While ASJ Components (M) Sdn. Bhd. was able to resume operations in Johor, production at facilities of Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., Nippon Chemi-Con Corp, Hup Seng Perusahaan Makanan (M) Sdn Bhd and Ornapaper Industry (M) Sdn Bhd remains disrupted.
- The Government of Indonesia has extended existing public activity restrictions (PPKM) in Java and Bali until at least September 13 to curb the spread of COVID-19.
- Australian authorities have extended the lockdown in Melbourne until September 23.
- Authorities in Thailand relaxed containment measures in 29 provinces, however, a nightly curfew will remain in place.
- In Sri Lanka, lockdown measures to contain the latest wave of COVID-19 were extended until September 13.
- Restrictions will remain in place in six Vietnamese provinces, including Binh Duong, Long An, Tay Ninh, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, and Tra Vinh, until September 15, while the Quang Phu Industrial Park in Quang Ngai shut down until further notice due to a recent infection cluster. More than 50 percent of plastic manufacturers in Vietnam are facing production disruptions amid the restrictions as of early September.
- The Government of Argentina has decided to keep the borders with Uruguay closed until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.
- In Bolivia, authorities have extended COVID-19 restrictions until December 31, including industry-specific requirements like physical distancing, temperature testing, and sanitization procedures in the manufacturing, mining, construction, and food and beverage industries.
- Authorities in Puerto Rico have announced the reintroduction of COVID-19 related restrictions, including a nightly curfew, until further notice.