COVID-19 Weekly Update, January 4th 2022Everstream 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.
- Thousands of flights have been canceled into and out of the United States as air carriers struggle with manpower shortages. The surge in Omicron cases has led to flight delays and cancellations as many pilots and flight attendants are forced to quarantine.
- Authorities in Peru have imposed a 5-hour nightly curfew for high-risk areas such as Bagua and Huamanga, and a 2-hour curfew for moderate-risk areas such as the provinces of Lima and Callao.
- Authorities in some African nations including the Republic of the Congo, Botswana, and Namibia have all extended nationwide nightly curfew restrictions until further notice, to curb the spread of COVID-19.
- Truck drivers have taken part in a strike at the Malaba border crossing between Uganda and Kenya since January 3 due to mandatory COVID-19 testing. The strike has impacted businesses operations and led to traffic congestion in the area.
- In China, authorities have imposed lockdown restrictions and mass testing measures in Ningbo and Xi’an following the discovery of COVID-19 cases. Movement restrictions have impacted manufacturing operations and are likely to lead to disruptions in cargo operations.
- Authorities in Hong Kong imposed a 3-day mandatory quarantine for air cargo crew members which has, in turn, led Cathay Pacific to suspend all long-haul cargo operations to and from Hong Kong until January 6.