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 China, authorities tightened COVID-19 control measures in the lead-up to the Winter Olympics. In Beijing, officials ordered a partial lockdown of Fengtai district after COVID-19 cases were detected. Other measures include tightened prevention measures on cold-chain deliveries and disinfection requirements for overseas parcel deliveries. The measures will likely remain in place till March 13.
- Taiwanese authorities ordered 30 factories within the Farglory Free Trade Port in Taoyuan City, including Askey Computer Corp. and Hongbai Technology Co., Ltd., to suspend operations until further notice due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the industrial zone.
- Toyota Motor Corporation will shut down 19 production lines at 11 factories across Japan on January 25-26 due to COVID-19 outbreaks among its suppliers. Affected locations include production sites in Toyota City, Iwate Prefecture, Ohira Village, and in Inabe City.
- Authorities in Canada and the United States introduced vaccine mandates for cross-border truck drivers. From January 15 and January 22 respectively, drivers are required to show proof of inoculation before crossing into Canada or the United States.
- Canada’s flag carrier Air Canada announced the cancellation of 11 percent of its flights in February, and 15 percent of its flights in March due to the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and the related governmental restrictions.
- French authorities have announced plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions from the beginning of February, with limits on social gatherings to be eased first, while restrictions on leisure and entertainment venues will be lifted by mid-February.
- The Government of Ireland has lifted COVID-19 restrictions from January 22, including a nightly curfew that had been in place since December 20, 2021.