MEAN WELL BRANCH OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR COVID-19 (2021/09/13)

Editor: Kevin Chen  Chief Operating Officer    

Dear Partners,

Last week, the global cases confirmed of coronavirus have exceeded 224 million, causing more than 4.62 million death. The increasing rate of past 7 days compared to the past 14 days is 93.24% (increased by 6.76%); the epidemic is stable in the United States and slowing down in Europe. In Asia, the epidemic is severe in Vietnam.

The number of global vaccination of new coronavirus has reached 5.637 billion, 2.33 billion people were fully vaccinated, accounting for about 30.32% of the world population; the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that as the new coronavirus continues to mutate in unvaccinated countries around the world, it is very unlikely that the virus will be eradicated, and it may develop a pandemic virus like an influenza virus, coexisting with humans.

The Fed’s latest Beige Book report pointed out that due to the Delta variant virus, supply chain bottlenecks, and labor shortages, economic activity in the United States slowed down slightly in July and August to a moderate level; the Group of Seven Industrial Countries (G7) said that currently more than 130 countries have agreed to adopt a 15% corporate taxation.

Taiwan Headquarters (Associate General Manager: Alex Tsai)

  1. According to statistics from the command center, as of 9/10, a total of 16,069 confirmed cases have been diagnosed in Taiwan, including 1,452 overseas immigration, 14,563 local cases, 36 Dunmu fleet, and 2 aircraft infections. Since 2020, a total of 839 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, of which 829 were local, with a death rate of 5.22% (down from last week).
  2. As of the current situation of vaccination in Taiwan, the coverage rate of the first dose has reached 46.6%, and nearly 12 million people have been administered. From September 23rd, students from 12 to 17 years old will be able to arrange BNT vaccines on campus. People who meet the relevant qualifications and the second dose can register in the "1922 Vaccine Intention Registration and Appointment System" according to the published time, and arrange for vaccination appointments in order to accelerate the coverage of vaccines.
  3. According to the policy of "cutting peaks and stabilizing growth", business functions pay attention to market changes and accept important customers and projects to provide "guaranteed supply project version 2.0". The delivery time for new orders will be adjusted to 60 days according to the capacity arrangement, and the authorized channels will be adjusted. After the 25th of each month, the partner's monthly inventory orders will be received after coordination and planning by the group's operating meeting, and will be gradually adjusted and distributed to the second to third weeks and November of each month to ensure production and sales are level and stable.

Guangzhou MEAN WELL (General Manager: Aden Wang)

  1. As of 9/10, Guangdong Province has a total of 3117 confirmed cases and 69 in hospital treatment; a total of 2.1 billion doses of new crown virus vaccines have been reported nationwide, and the total number of vaccinated people has reached 1.1 billion, covering 77.6% of the country's total population.
  2. There are currently 8 medium- and high-risk areas in the country, Gatherings and large gatherings are still not recommended for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays.
  3. The "Easy to Hong Kong" will be resumed on 9/15. Non-Hong Kong residents in the low-risk areas of the Mainland and Macau who have a negative nucleic acid test do not need to be quarantined after arriving in Hong Kong, and need to be tested regularly afterwards. Shenzhen Bay Port and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Port each have a daily quota of 1,000 people.

Suzhou MEAN WELL (General Manager: Alan Liu)

  1. Last week, 2 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 1592 , while 1578 people discharged from the hospitals after recovering, with 0 mortality.
  2. At present, there are 1 medium-risk areas in the mainland. It is necessary to implement the information verification and health management for people from these areas to Suzhou.
  3. According to the policy of "Cutting Peak and Stabilizing Growth", pay more attention to market changes and carry out the “Guaranteed Standards’ Supply Projects", still keep the monthly maximum supply to1.2 times of the last year’s average order receiving. The order receiving will planned on the basis of group's production capacity to maintain the balance of production and sales in Q4.

MEAN WELL Europe (General Manager: Coleman)

  1. Netherlands has currently stable situation. MWEU continue with general measures and started customer visits.
  2. Cost of sea and air freight continue to raise further, with lowered on-time delivery. MWEU work closely with our logistic partners to make sure service excellence.
  3. MWEU offers Supply-Guarantee program to our customers. This is a program MEAN WELL offers to stabilize the market supply. Contact our sales representatives for the details of the program.

MEAN WELL USA (General Manager: Leo)

  1. President Joe Biden on Thursday imposed stringent new vaccine rules on federal workers, large employers and health care staff in a sweeping attempt to contain the latest surge of Covid-19.
  2. Pandemic unemployment benefits and eviction protections have expired.
  3. MWUSA increase the alertness of epidemic prevention, wear masks and maintain social distance indoors.

ASIA (ASIAN Regional Manager: Leo Wu)

  1. Malaysia announced that the epidemic situation is improving, so starting from 9/10, it can enter the second phase of the national recovery plan with looser epidemic control controls.
  2. Singapore has adopted a strategy of "coexisting with the virus". Since yesterday, it adjusted the content of the daily COVID-19 case notifications. The number of cases with unknown sources of infection is no longer provided. The focus of the content has also shifted from vaccine coverage to the situation of hospitalized patients. Reflects entering a new stage of anti-epidemic.
  3. Continue to implement the Lead Time Guaranteed Program, provide customers with stable power and continue to support the growth of various industries.

Have good intentions, care our partners, provide the power of stability and assist industry to recover.

MEAN WELL Group Prevention Team 2021/09/13