COVID-19 Weekly Update, October 26th 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.
- In Italy, dockworkers continue to protest the country’s mandatory vaccination pass at several ports. A new strike at the Port of Trieste is scheduled for October 27, while nationwide protests are expected on October 30.
- Authorities in Russia have announced a nationwide non-working period from October 30 until November 7 to curb a spike in COVID-19 infections. Restrictions in Moscow will come into effect from October 28. During this period, most non-essential state and private services will be suspended.
- The Government of Kenya has lifted a nationwide nightly curfew, which had been in place since March 2020, with effect from October 20.
- Moroccan authorities have banned all direct flights from the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands from October 21 amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19. In Hong Kong, Qatar Airways has been banned from operating its Doha – Hong Kong route from October 18 to October 31.
- Taiwan, which has been under a Level 2 alert, the third highest on the nation’s four-tier scale, since July 27, will extend the restrictions beyond November 1.
- Local authorities in Thailand will lift a nightly curfew in 17 provinces, including Bangkok, from October 31.
- Domestic restrictions have been extended across Singapore until at least November 21. The Johor Causeway, which links Singapore to Malaysia, is open from 07:00-19:00 local time daily, while most flights operated by state carrier Singapore Airlines (SQ) and its subsidiaries remain suspended.
- In Laos, authorities enforced a lockdown across Xekong Province until November 4. The region will also be largely sealed off from other provinces.
- Local authorities in Beijing imposed new restrictions on the Changping district, including ordering businesses to halt operations and limiting the movement of people, after several local COVID-19 cases were discovered.