COVID-19 Weekly Update, October 19th 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.
- A COVID-19 outbreak among the staff at the Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (HACTL) of Hong Kong International Airport has resulted in 3-5 days of delays for outbound shipments. Workforce capacity, currently at 50 percent, is expected to drop to 25 percent over the next 14 days due to tightened regulations.
- South Korean officials have extended COVID-19 restrictions nationwide until October 31. While the Seoul metropolitan area remains under the highest control level 4, the rest of the country remains under level 3 restrictions.
- In Australia, the Western Australia state authorities have decided to keep borders closed for travelers from the states of New South Wales and Victoria, while Melbourne is set to lift its current stay-at-home order on October 22.
- The COVID-19 outbreak at Jurong Port Universal Terminal in Singapore has caused delays in bunker fuel loadings and lead to longer queues of barges at the port.
- In Italy, dockworkers in the ports of Trieste, Genoa, Ravenna and Ancona continue to strike amid demands by the authorities for a COVID-19 pass from October 15. Further demonstrations are expected in the coming days.
- Authorities in New Zealand have extended the level 3 alert in Auckland until November 1 to prevent an increase in COVID-19 cases until 90 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.
- Authorities in Cambodia have extended COVID-19 measures in the capital Phnom Penh until October 28. Some non-essential businesses will remain closed, while gathering restrictions have been eased from 15 to 50 people.