Incident Bulletin 25th of June 2021

This week’s bulletin contains the latest information about Canada, China, France, Lebanon, Sri Lanka.

 

 

Canada

 

Start date: 22 June 2021
End date: 23 June 2021
Incident: protests

Protesters block border crossing between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia provinces: the main border crossing between the Canadian provinces Nova Scotia and New Brunswick was closed for around 20 hours from 17:00 local time on June 22 by dozens of protesters demonstrating against COVID-19 restrictions. The protest reportedly caused severe traffic delays.



China

Start date: 21 June 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: coronavirus

Restrictions could cause airport congestion: it has been reported that authorities are conducting mass testing of employees at the Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport due to new cases of the Delta variant.
Terminal operations may be impacted due to low productivity and labor shortages, which could cause airport congestion. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled in recent days.

 


France

Start date: 22 June 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: strike

Postal workers go on strike: 30 postal workers with La Poste’s sorting facility in Maubert-Fontaine were on strike from the morning of June 22. The workers are demanding increased capacity for letter carrier operations, with 80-90% of the workforce participating in the actions. Labor spokesman intend for the strikes to extend to neighboring municipalities of Givet, Revin, and Fumay, with disruptions likely in the affected areas.


 

Lebanon – end of strike

Start date: 17 June 2021
End date: 18 June 2021
Incident: strike

The designated operator of Lebanon, LibanPost, wishes to inform that the general strike ended on Friday, 18 June 2021.

 

Sri Lanka

Start date: 28 April 2021
End date: 21 June 2021
Incident: coronavirus

The designated operator of Sri Lanka, the Department of Posts, wishes to inform that the Government of Sri Lanka has temporarily lifted the island-wide strict travel restrictions with effect from 21 June 2021. However, the authorities are still monitoring the situation carefully. All mail items sent to Sri Lanka will be processed and delivered in compliance with restrictions and safety guidelines imposed by the government in order to prevent the further spread of the pandemic.
 
The office of exchange and all other mail sorting centres are operating with a reduced workforce. Most of the administrative functions will continue to be performed through telework depending on the availability of resources.
 
International airports remain open for limited passenger/cargo flights, and outbound mail transport is still restricted to the limited number of destinations with available air carriers.
 
These new measures will continue to impact delivery standards for all categories of mail. The Department of Posts is, therefore, unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed delivery standards for all mail categories.

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