COVID-19 Weekly Update, January 18th 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.
- Due to the Beijing Winter Olympics starting from February 4, all Chinese cities where COVID-19 cases are detected, are required to suspend all means of transportation into Beijing. The regulation is expected to significantly impact domestic transportation at least until March 13 as cases of COVID-19 and its variants have been registered in several cities in China.
- Chinese authorities have resumed border operations at the Hekou/Kim Thanh border crossing in Yunnan province, as well as at the Dongxing/Mong Cai, Pingmeng/Soc Giang and Tra Linh/Longbang border crossings, located in Guangxi province. In December 2021, China closed several border gates in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19.
- In India, the Telangana government has closed the border with its neighboring state until further notice due to a rising number of COVID-19 infections in Maharashtra state. People will only be allowed to cross the internal country border for medical emergencies.
- The government of Sweden has implemented several new nationwide restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, effective from January 12. Limits will be placed on public gatherings and events, while all licensed premises must close by 23:00 local time.
- In Jamaica, nationwide COVID-19 containment measures will remain in force until at least January 28. As a part of the restrictions, the nightly curfew between 22:00 to 05:00 local time has been extended.
- Health officials in Tunisia have renewed COVID-related restrictions nationwide until January 27. Nightly curfew between 22:00 to 05:00 local time remains in place, with exemptions for emergencies. All public gatherings are banned over this period.
- The Latvian government has extended the state of emergency until February 28. It was previously planned to end on January 11; however, the government has been concerned about hospitals being overloaded due to the spread of the Omicron variant.