Lockdown Continues in Vietnam, Factories Shutdown

The rise in Covid-19 cases in Vietnam is causing factories to shut down, affecting some of the largest US companies including Nike, Adidas and Ashley Furniture.

According to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), one-third of Vietnam’s textile and garment factories are closed. Big names like Adidas and Nike are affected. Nike closed three factories in July. Adidas daily CFS volume is normally 1,000 cbm, but now it’s down to less than 10 cbm.

Furniture dealer, Ashley Furniture, announced the company will not have any shipments until the end of August.

Seaports are reporting congestion and are working at 80% capacity. Airport warehouse are in operation with continued strict social distancing and masking protocols as well as proof of negative PCR test results.

Vietnam is still struggling from a rise in positive Covid-19 cases. Ho Chi Minh city officials announced they will continue to extend the lock down and curfew for another 30 days with the hope of lifting it on September 21.

On Monday, Reuters reported thousands of jobless workers in Ho Chi Minh City are trying to flee to their hometowns, so seen dressed head-to-toe in protective clothing and rushing to board trains and buses in an attempt to flee the most affected areas.

According to the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Vietnam, as of Monday, the country has over 100,000 active cases of Covid-19. Ho Chi Minh city is trying to speed up vaccination progress, targeting to administer vaccines to 70% of the people above 18 years old and reduce the daily cases to 2,000 daily by mid September.

The Worldwide Logistics Group staff in Ho Chi Minh City continues to work from home, doing their best to keep customer orders moving. Please contact your sales representative for further information or any concerns regarding your cargo.