COVID-19 Weekly Update, September 21st 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.
- On September 19, authorities in Metro Manila imposed a new COVID-19 alert level system for this region of the Philippines following an increase in COVID-19 cases. A curfew between 22:00 and 04:00 local time remains in place, in addition to restrictions on social gatherings.
- Authorities in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi eased COVID-19 restrictions as of September 21, allowing several non-essential business sector to resume operations at 50 percent capacity.
- COVID-19 related measures and quarantine protocols have led to labor shortages and caused longer handling times for air cargo shipments at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN). Consequently, import processing times have been extended on average to 3-20 days.
- Operations at the Hutchison Ports Australia’s Sydney terminal at Port Botany faced disruptions between 10:30 and 20:00 local time on September 18 after the detection of four positive COVID-19 cases. The closure has the potential to further increase delays in the coming days.
- Authorities extended the nightly curfew between 01:00 and 06:00 local time in Kavala, Imathia, Pieria and Pella regions of Greece starting from September 17 to 24. Similarly, in Argolida and Evritania all restrictions introduced on September 10 will remain in place until further notice.
- Authorities have extended the lockdown in Auckland, New Zealand, at least until October 4, with Alert Level 4 restrictions remaining in place.
- Jamaican authorities have enforced new restrictions from September 18 until October 28, including a weekday curfew from 20:00 to 05:00 local time, and a weekend curfew from 18:00 on Saturdays until 05:00 on Mondays. Businesses and delivery operators registered on the E-commerce National Delivery System (ENDS) are exempted from the curfew regulations.
- Authorities have extended the COVID-19 lockdown in Sri Lanka until at least October 1. Only essential and emergency services have been allowed to remain open since the beginning of the lockdown imposed in August.