COVID-19 Weekly Update, November 16th 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, November 16th 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.  

  • The Government of the Netherlands announced a three-week lockdown from November 13 that will limit opening hours of stores and encourage residents to limit personal contacts to curb a recent spike in COVID-19 infections. 
  • In Morocco, authorities have lifted a nightly curfew on November 10, but will keep the nationwide health state of emergency in place until November 30. 
  • Austrian authorities will enforce a ten-day lockdown for the unvaccinated from November 15 that will only allow them to leave their homes for essential reasons such as work. 
  • Hundreds of Toll warehouse workers launched an indefinite strike action from November 15 to demand higher pay for employees who worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic across seven warehouses in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The strike is expected to affect companies such as Kmart, Nike, and Optus.
  • Toyota’s production lines in Japan will resume normal operations in December, following intermittent production halts experienced in recent months amid component shortages attributed to inadequate component supplies from Southeast Asia, where COVID-19 cases surged.
  • In China, local authorities imposed partial lockdowns on Dalian, Liaoning Province from November 11 and on Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province from November 16 that will enforce limits on the movement of people and social gatherings. Authorities in Beijing also sealed off a mall and locked down several residential compounds after infections were discovered in the central district of Dongcheng. 
  • Chinese authorities also ordered all frozen food businesses in Dalian to halt operations beginning November 8 after a spike of COVID-19 cases, including third-party cold storage facilities, bonded warehouses, and food production companies, which is likely to cause delays in the export of frozen food products from the Port of Dalian.

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