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Incident bulletin 28th February 2020

Incident bulletins are sent weekly with information about situations that affect postal distribution.

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: France, Egypt, Bahrain, Martinique, Italy, Hong Kong, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Croatia, Georgia, Serbia, Zimbabwe, USA, Jamaica, Singapore, Austria, Greece, Denmark, Germany, Panama, Costa Rica, UAE, Sweden, Belgium, Mongolia, New Zealand, Poland, Trinidad and Tobago, Malta, Curaçao, Myanmar,Thailand, Ecuador, New Caledonia.

 

Greece

Start date: 24th February
End date: Ongoing

Postal workers begin strike action: Media sources indicated on February 25 that postal workers of Hellenic Post (ELTA) have been on strike against the non-renewal of 1,200 contracts since the beginning of the week. No timeline about the duration of the strike was immediately disclosed.

France

Start date: 24th February
Expected end date: 30th April

Air France Hop pilots embark on strike: it has been reported that Air France Hop pilots will hold a 24-hour strike action on February 24 over stalled talks regarding work conditions and salaries. After February 24, the pilots, represented by SNPL (National Union of Line Pilots), plan to strike for 12 hours every Friday until April 30. Flight cancellations and delays are likely to occur during the strikes.

Egypt

Start date: 17th February
The designated operator of Egypt, Egypt Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, effective 17 February 2020, it will resume the sending of mails to Qatar, using open and closed transit options via Oman.

Terminal dues and other charges will be settled through the UPU*Clearing system.

Bahrain

Start date: 20th February
Bahrain Post resumed the sending of mails to Qatar, using closed transit options via Oman, as of 20 February 2020.

Martinique – end of strike

Start date: 13th January
End date: 20th February

The designated operator of France, La Poste, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that the major strike affecting the French overseas department of Martinique ended on 20 February 2020. Consequently, all postal operations have returned to normal.

Thailand

Start date: 24th February
End date: Ongoing

The designated operator of Thailand, Thailand Post Co. Ltd., informs that, owing to the suspension until further notice of partner airlines’ flights to China (People’s Rep.), it is currently unable to send mail, as indicated below, to the following destinations:
– China (People’s Rep.): letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items;
– Dem. People’s Rep. of Korea: letter-post items;
– Mongolia: letter-post and parcel-post items.

Italy

Start date: 24th February
End date: Ongoing

Poste Italiane informs that, concerning the measures to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus in Italy, the table below shows an update of the situation as of 25 February 2020, at which time precautionary closure was in place in the following municipalities and their corresponding postcodes areas:
LIVRAGA
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26814
BERTONICO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26821
BREMBIO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26822
CASTIGLIONE D’ADDA
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26823
SECUGNAGO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26826
TERRANOVA DEI PASSERINI
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26827
TURANO LODIGIANO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26828
CASALPUSTERLENGO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26841
CASELLE LANDI
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26842
CORNOVECCHIO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26842
CASTELNUOVO BOCCA D’ADDA
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26843
MACCATORNA
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26843
MELETI
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26843
CASTELGERUNDO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26844
CODOGNO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26845
CORNO GIOVINE
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26846
MALEO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26847
SAN FIORANO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26848
SANTO STEFANO LODIGIANO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26849
SENNA LODIGIANA
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26856
FOMBIO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26861
GUARDAMIGLIO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26862
ORIO LITTA
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26863
OSPEDALETTO LODIGIANO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26864
SAN ROCCO AL PORTO
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26865
SOMAGLIA
CASALPUSTERLENGO
26867
VO’
LOZZO ATESTINO
35030

The collection/acceptance and delivery of letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items from/to the above-mentioned locations is temporarily suspended.

In addition to the above-listed “off-limits red zones”, delivery may also be affected in neighbouring areas as a result of the precautionary temporary closure, by local order or individual initiative, of public institutions (schools, universities, nurseries, theatres, etc.), or businesses open to the public (restaurants, cafés, etc.).

Mail suspension due to Corona virus – update

Below Postal operators would like to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, owing to the suspension until further notice of flights from partner airlines to China (People’s Rep.), they are currently unable to send letter-post, parcel-post or EMS items to China.

They are therefore declaring a situation of force majeure and ceasing, with immediate effect, to accept letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items destined for China, until sufficient transport capacity becomes available.

Hong Kong – since 28th January
Romania – since 31st January
South Africa – since 3rd February
Spain – since 4th February
Croatia, Georgia – since 6th February
Serbia, Zimbabwe – since 7th February
United States, Jamaica – since 10th February
Singapore, Austria – since 11th February
Greece, Denmark – since 12th February
Germany, Panama, Costa Rica, United Arab Emirates – since 13th February
Sweden, Belgium, Trinidad and Tobago, Mongolia – since 14th February
New Zealand, Poland, Malta, Mongolia – since 17th February
Curaçao – since 18th February
Myanmar  – since 20th February
Ecuador – since 27th February
New Caledonia – since 28th February

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