The epidemic is so severe that another Southeast Asian country has announced a “lockdown”.
Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin announced that Malaysia will implement a nationwide blockade from May 12 to June 7, prohibiting all people from traveling across states or borders. The county moved and banned social gatherings, sports and educational activities in response to the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic.
The epidemic is fierce and Malaysia “closes the country”
The reason for Malaysia’s “lockdown” is still the epidemic. According to the epidemic data released by the Malaysian Ministry of Health, on May 12, Malaysia had 3,807 new confirmed cases in a single day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to over 440,000. There were 17 new deaths that day, and the total number of deaths was 1,700.
The Malaysian Ministry of Health stated that since the number of newly confirmed cases in Malaysia exceeded 4,000 in a single day on May 7, the basic infection number (R0) of the new coronavirus pneumonia in Malaysia has been continuously It broke 1.1 in 5 days, and the index on the 11th was 1.12. When R0>1, the infectious disease will spread exponentially and become an epidemic.
In response to the epidemic, the Malaysian government decisively adopted a nationwide lockdown. From May 12 to June 7, Malaysia restarted the epidemic prevention movement control order nationwide, prohibiting all people from moving across states and counties, and prohibiting social gatherings, sports and educational activities to cope with the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic.
According to a report by Bernama on the 12th, the Malaysian police stated that in order to better monitor people’s compliance with the national anti-epidemic action control order during Eid al-Fitr, the police will dispatch drones to conduct Patrols were launched over residential areas.
Prior to this, Malaysia had already taken measures to ban Indian citizens from entering the country in response to the epidemic in India. In the early morning of the 12th, Malaysia took an evacuation operation in India and used planes to pick them up. 132 people responded.
On May 11, the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia issued important reminders:
First, pay attention to local epidemic information and the latest epidemic prevention measures . Understand, support and cooperate with the Maldives government in epidemic prevention and control, pay close attention to and abide by the latest epidemic prevention measures and relevant arrangements, and abide by the standard operating procedures of various industries;
The second is to do a good job personally protection. Staying at home is the best protection. Reduce unnecessary outings, avoid going to crowded places, wear masks when going out, maintain social distance, pay attention to personal hygiene, and be sure to remember “non-essential, no going out, no emergency, no travel.”
Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia, consisting of Malaya in the southern part of the Malay Peninsula and the area in the northern part of Kalimantan Island. It borders Thailand to the north and Singapore across the sea to the south. , facing the Strait of Malacca to the west, has a total area of about 330,000 square kilometers and a population of about 32.6 million. It is worth noting that Malaysia’s “blockade” may have a certain negative impact on trade in the Strait of Malacca. The oil of many East Asian countries must pass through the Strait of Malacca to reach the country. Once blockade measures are taken, the normal oil supply of East Asian countries may be affected. transportation. GAC, a well-known shipping agency, said that after Malaysia’s “lockdown”, the shipping business will definitely be affected, but the extent remains to be further observed.
Some ports in India have declared force majeure
Some freight forwarding companies have issued strong warnings to foreign trade customers
At the same time, the epidemic in India is deteriorating on May 7. As the epidemic continues to worsen, Indian state and district governments have adopted strict blockade measures. Its domestic coal import port Visakhapat VISAKHAPATNAM declares force majeure.
According to a letter from the Visakhapatnam Chamber of Commerce in India: Due to the government’s blockade, Visakhapatnam Port will be closed for daily operations from May 5, 2021 to May 19, 2021. It is hereby announced and confirmed that Visakhapatnam Port will be closed from May 1, 2021 to May 19, 2021 There are force majeure circumstances.
Previously, some ports in India announced the suspension of operations due to the raging epidemic.
The raging epidemic is engulfing the entire Indian society, and the ports and logistics industries that Chinese shipping and freight forwarding companies are most concerned about are also There has been news of a shutdown!
India’s Kandla Port announced the suspension of operations
Kandla Port, the container port closest to New Delhi, the capital of India, announced: Due to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases, in order to prevent the virus infection chain, all terminal operators of Kandla Port have unilaterally decided to start from April 24 Pier operations are closed on weekends until further notice!
Kandla was the first port to announce the partial closure of terminal operations. However, in view of the current epidemic situation in India that is close to out of control, many industry veterans agree that other ports will follow. Indian ports are also likely to be forced to cease operations one after another due to the epidemic!
Some domestic freight forwarding companies have begun to issue strong warnings to foreign trade customers!
Indeed, even Without the epidemic, India would have been a market full of pitfalls for many foreign trade and freight forwarding companies. The epidemic that has continued to rage in recent days has turned India into a hell on earth. Human lives are not guaranteed, and goods and trade are in danger!
The impact of orders not arriving
The prospect of textile foreign trade is still worrying
At the same time, the worsening epidemic in India is penetrating into some countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia, and these countries are also facing the impact of a new wave of epidemics. Due to the resurgence of the epidemic, Thailand and Vietnam have upgraded their epidemic prevention and control levels, implemented cross-regional blockades and implemented stricter restrictions.
Countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia are important textile and clothing production areas. The worsening of their epidemic situation will inevitably lead to restrictions on textile production and, to a certain extent, will lead to the return of orders to the country. , and some institutions predict that overseas orders will grow further from May to June. But we must also realize that the deterioration of the epidemic situation in these countries will also have a certain negative impact on our textile fabric exports.
According to customs data, Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan and other countries imported more than 140 billion yuan of various textiles from my country in 2020. Many domestic textile companies have more or less customers from these countries. Once their domestic textile and clothing production is restricted, they will inevitably reduce domestic fabric purchases. Although their orders may be returned to China, the orders are also in the form of clothing. Domestic clothing companies are usually limited to familiar suppliers. Companies that often do foreign trade in the market generally lack domestic trade customers and find it difficult to obtain the dividends of returning.
This year’s traditional peak season “gold, three, silver and four” are all of insufficient quality, and it is difficult to make a difference in the May market, which is heading towards the off-season. Even if foreign trade orders return, only a small number of textile companies can truly profit from them, and most foreign trade companies may suffer greater losses. </p