COVID-19 Weekly Update, November 23rd 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.
- The Austrian government has imposed a full nationwide lockdown across the country from November 22 to curb a spike in COVID-19 infections. The lockdown is expected to last for at least 10 days. As part of the measures, working from home will be mandatory where possible and non-essential shops will be closed.
- Several states in Germany, such as Bavaria and Saxony, have reintroduced social distancing restrictions and forced parts of the hospitality sector to shut down as COVID-19 cases continue to increase throughout the country. More restrictions could be imposed in other states in the coming days.
- Port workers at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands have blocked traffic to several terminals on November 18 to protest against COVID-19 regulations. Hundreds of trucks were temporarily stuck on highways outside the port.
- Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, Ireland has introduced new restrictive measures from November 18, which affect the hospitality sector and require non-essential workers to work from home.
- Slovakia has tightened domestic restrictions for the unvaccinated to combat the spread of COVID-19 amid rising infection rates, effective from November 22.
- Similarly, the government of the Czech Republic has placed those unvaccinated against COVID-19 in lockdown starting from November 21. Unvaccinated individuals above the age of 18 are only allowed to leave their homes for essential reasons such as work.
- Jamaican authorities have extended the measures to stem the spread of COVID-19 until at least December 9. A countrywide nightly curfew from 21:00 to 05:00 local time remains in place.
- In Zimbabwe, COVID-19-related restrictions remain in effect until at least December 1. Land borders continue to be closed; however, cargo transportation is exempted from the entry restrictions.