Posts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

11.05.2020 - Media Monitoring

Czech Republic

COVID-19: Czech Post to help deliver food https://postandparcel.info/119943/news/covid-19-czech-post-to-help-deliver-food/

 

UK

Covid-19: Royal Mail change policy for signed-for items https://postandparcel.info/119941/news/parcel/covid-19-royal-mail-change-policy-for-signed-for-items/

CWU: Postal workers can play a crucial role in keeping this country connected https://postandparcel.info/120062/news/parcel/cwu-postal-workers-can-play-a-crucial-role-in-keeping-this-country-connected/

Royal Mail: The Universal Postal Service provides a lifeline to businesses and communities everywhere https://postandparcel.info/120256/news/parcel/royal-mail-the-universal-postal-service-provides-a-lifeline-to-businesses-and-communities-everywhere/

Postal staff call for junk mail ban to lessen coronavirus dangers https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/postal-staff-call-for-junk-mail-ban-to-lessen-coronavirus-dangers-8m69v3j8p

Postal workers receive thanks from United Nations body https://www.thenational.scot/news/18341395.postal-workers-receive-thanks-un-body/

Postal worker sings Happy Birthday to self-isolating Westham gran https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/people/postal-worker-sings-happy-birthday-self-isolating-westham-gran-2527272

Tom Moore: Special postmark to celebrate 100th birthday of inspirational NHS fundraiser https://news.sky.com/story/special-postmark-to-celebrate-birthday-of-inspirational-nhs-fundraiser-tom-moore-11979241

Prince Philip praises postal workers as Royal Mail services continue https://www.linns.com/news/world-stamps-postal-history/prince-philip-praises-postal-workers-as-royal-mail-services-continue

Today is National Postal Workers Day https://tamebay.com/2020/04/today-is-national-postal-workers-day.html

Prince of Wales hails the 'dedication, resilience and hard work' of Britain’s postal workers during pandemic https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/18439165.prince-wales-hails-dedication-resilience-hard-work-britains-postal-workers-pandemic/

Royal Mail research reveals emotional significance of receiving parcels during lockdown https://postandparcel.info/122216/news/e-commerce/royal-mail-research-reveals-emotional-significance-of-receiving-parcels-during-lockdown/

 

 

Iceland

New maritime route enables Iceland to receive European mail deliveries http://news.upu.int/no_cache/nd/new-maritime-route-enables-iceland-to-receive-european-mail-deliveries/

Grâce à une nouvelle route maritime, l’Islande reçoit la distribution du courrier européen http://actualites.upu.int/no_cache/ad/new-maritime-route-enables-iceland-to-receive-european-mail-deliveries/

 

Singapore

SingPost: delivering medicine to around 300 recipients every day https://postandparcel.info/121263/news/parcel/singpost-delivering-medicine-to-around-300-recipients-every-day/

Changing Singapore’s postal landscape https://postandparcel.info/122024/features/e-commerce-features/changing-singapores-postal-landscape/

 

Lithuania

Asia-Europe rail network to reduce huge mail backlog https://www.parcelandpostaltechnologyinternational.com/news/asia-europe-rail-network-to-reduce-huge-mail-backlog.html

 

Vietnam

“Join hands in COVID-19 prevention and control” stamp set unveils in Vietnam http://www.vnpost.vn/en-US/bai-viet/chi-tiet/id/92289/key/join-hands-in-covid-19-prevention-and-control-stamp-set-unveils-in-vietnam

Vietnam Post is assigned to develop address code system nationwide http://www.vnpost.vn/en-us/bai-viet/chi-tiet/id/92339/key/vietnam-post-is-assigned-to-develop-address-code-system-nationwide

Vietnam Post offers free delivery service for household goods orders http://www.vnpost.vn/en-us/bai-viet/chi-tiet/id/92344/key/vietnam-post-offers-free-delivery-service-for-household-goods-orders

Postal workers remain devoted during pandemic in Vietnam https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/04/27/postal-workers-remain-devoted-during-pandemic-in-vietnam

 

Greece

Hellenic Post: The Stamp Series "Ancient Greek Theatres" and Its Symbolic Significance in Pandemic https://www.thenationalherald.com/archive_coronavirus/arthro/hellenic_post_the_stamp_series_ancient_greek_theatres_and_its_symbolic_significance_in_pandemic-266197/

 

Georgia

Covid Update: Georgian Post vs COVID-19 https://www.posteurop.org/showNews?selectedEventId=37319

 

Ukraine

Ukraine- Ukrposhta joins EMS global network https://menafn.com/1099945004/Ukraine-Ukrposhta-joins-EMS-global-network

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Ukrposhta’s online services https://www.ukrposhta.ua/en/onlain-servisy?fbclid=IwAR3JJt2ocgyfavT26tDnDFBOVRsCKSwYWA5vv865WSOZ8KPVVKWza6IKWuc

Ukrposhta gets in the Easter spirit http://www.thepostalhub.com/blog/ukrposhta-ukraine-easter

 

Italy

An interview with Francesco Paesano https://www.posteitaliane.it/files/1476515264921/La-verita.pdf

“Poste Italiane has faced the crisis with a robust financial profile” https://postandparcel.info/121827/news/post/poste-italiane-has-faced-the-crisis-with-a-robust-financial-profile/

 

 

Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire -AIP / Covid 19 : La Poste de Côte d’Ivoire veut mettre son réseau d’agences à la disposition de la lutte contre la maladie https://aip.ci/cote-divoire-aip-covid-19-la-poste-de-cote-divoire-veut-mettre-son-reseau-dagences-a-la-disposition-de-la-lutte-contre-la-maladie/

La Poste de Côte d’Ivoire innove avec une solution de lettre recommandée digitale à partir de la cryptomonnaie Afro https://www.rti.ci/info/technologie/27008/la-poste-de-cote-deivoire-innove-avec-une-solution-de-lettre-recommandee-digitale-a-partir-de-la-cryptomonnaie-afro

 

 

Thailand

2.3 Million masks per day to the Thai people https://thairesidents.com/local/2-3-million-masks-per-day-to-the-thai-people/

International postal services resume to some countries https://thethaiger.com/news/national/international-postal-services-resume-to-some-countries

 

 

USA

Praise for Postal Service https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200401/praise-for-postal-service

U.S. Postal Service Tops List Again as Americans’ Favorite Government Agency https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2020/0415-usps-tops-list-again-as-americans-favorite-government-agency.htm

Orchids delivered to postal workers in Santa Babrara and Goleta https://keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-s-county/2020/04/24/orchids-delivered-to-local-postal-workers/

U.S. Postal Service sending mail to Europe on ships https://www.linns.com/news/postal-updates/u.s.-postal-service-sending-mail-to-europe-on-ships

This mailman in Ohio is delivering essential supplies to the elderly on his route https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/10/us/iyw-ohio-mailman-delivers-elderly-trnds/index.html

Mail has never been more important. Here’s what it’s like to be a postal worker now https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/5/1/21241605/usps-mail-delivery-coronavirus-covid-19

Little girl writes heartfelt thank you letter to mail carrier and gets many in return https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-girl-writes-thank-you-letter-mail-carrier-writes-back-20200504-c337u55bajgjfdsjdd73ehy7xu-story.html

Navy cargo planes move mail in response to COVID-19 https://www.linns.com/news/postal-updates/navy-cargo-planes-move-mail-in-response-to-covid-19

Essential Workers: A day in the life of a postal worker https://www.wearecentralpa.com/wtaj-plus/essential-workers-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-postal-worker/

Postal Revival https://lockdowndiaries592014703.wordpress.com/2020/05/13/postal-revival/

USPS’ second in command to leave in June https://postandparcel.info/121865/news/parcel/usps-second-in-command-to-leave-in-june/

DeJoy to serve as 75th Postmaster General https://www.parcelandpostaltechnologyinternational.com/news/operations/dejoy-to-serve-as-75th-postmaster-general.html#prettyPhoto

Essential to the effort: Postal workers even more critical during virus pandemic https://www.dvidshub.net/news/370256/essential-effort-postal-workers-even-more-critical-during-virus-pandemic

US Postal Service wants dog owners to help prevent attacks

https://moabtimes.com/2020/05/14/us-postal-service-wants-dog-owners-to-help-prevent-attacks/

Postal worker leaves handwritten notes and gift cards for 2020 graduates on his mail route https://www.cbsnews.com/news/postal-worker-leaves-handwritten-notes-and-gift-cards-for-2020-graduates-on-his-mail-route/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=88927752

 

 

New Zealand

NZ Post: We’re proud of the role we play in New Zealand’s future https://postandparcel.info/121858/news/e-commerce/nz-post-were-proud-of-the-role-we-play-in-new-zealands-future/

 

 

Jersey

Call&Check launch new service to help community during lockdown https://postandparcel.info/121268/news/post/callcheck-launch-new-service-to-help-community-during-lockdown/

 

Nigeria

Postal service and the need to entrench national development https://www.blueprint.ng/postal-service-and-the-need-to-entrench-national-development/

 

Burkina Faso

SonaPost allows people to stay home and order protective equipment https://www.fasoranana.bf/

 

Oman

Oman post launches global courier services https://timesofoman.com/article/3014210/oman/oman-post-launches-global-courier-services

 

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein encourages staying connected by mail https://www.linns.com/news/world-stamps-postal-history/liechtenstein-encourages-staying-connected-by-mail

 

Iran

Iran’s coronavirus stamp salutes medical workers https://www.linns.com/news/us-stamps-postal-history/iran-s-coronavirus-stamp-salutes-medical-workers

 

UAE

Coronavirus in UAE: Emirates Post takes safety measures, begins contactless deliveries https://www.khaleejtimes.com/coronavirus-outbreak/coronavirus-in-uae-emirates-post-takes-safety-measures-begins-contactless-deliveries

Emirates Post offers Senior Citizens free delivery to limit exposure to COVID-19 https://postandparcel.info/120124/news/post/emirates-post-offers-senior-citizens-free-delivery-to-limit-exposure-to-covid-19/

Emirates Post: ensuring that delivery is not disrupted https://postandparcel.info/120842/news/e-commerce/emirates-post-ensuring-that-delivery-is-not-disrupted/

Emirates Post resumes international postal services https://postandparcel.info/121191/news/e-commerce/emirates-post-resumes-international-postal-services/

Emirates Post: e-commerce accounts for one in three deliveries in 2020 https://postandparcel.info/121776/news/e-commerce/emirates-post-e-commerce-accounts-for-one-in-three-deliveries-in-2020/

Emirates Post launches epostcard https://www.parcelandpostaltechnologyinternational.com/news/business-diversification/emirates-post-launches-epostcard.html#prettyPhoto

 

 

Canada

Canada Post to reduce hours, install clear barriers in response to COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/canada-post-reduces-hours-install-barriers-covid-19-1.5507868?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Dogs an increasing problem for postal carriers during pandemic https://www.aldergrovestar.com/news/dogs-an-increasing-problem-for-postal-carriers-during-pandemic/

Canada Post honours famous Canadian artists on their centennial https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/05/07/philately-stamps-postage-canada-group-of-seven-art-centennial-anniversary/

 

Ireland

An Post: working together, we will get through this crisis https://postandparcel.info/120287/news/post/an-post-working-together-we-will-get-through-this-crisis/

An Post helps connect community https://postandparcel.info/120190/news/post/an-post-helps-connect-community/

New initiatives to support the vulnerable across Irish communities https://www.anpost.com/Covid-19/Supporting-the-vulnerable-in-our-communities

An open thank you letter to the men and women of An Post https://www.image.ie/life/188627-188627?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=article&utm_medium=web

An Post: Staying connected as we remain apart is important for everybody https://postandparcel.info/120623/news/e-commerce/an-post-staying-connected-as-we-remain-apart-is-important-for-everybody/

An Post: delivering creativity to children https://postandparcel.info/120798/news/post/an-post-delivering-creativity-to-children/

An Post supporting young and old in the pandemic http://news.upu.int/no_cache/nd/an-post-supporting-young-and-old-in-the-pandemic/

Behind the scenes at An Post https://spark.adobe.com/page/ODdKlw3hXNiyz/

An Post soutient les jeunes et les moins jeunes pendant la pandémie http://actualites.upu.int/no_cache/ad/an-post-supporting-young-and-old-in-the-pandemic/

An Post is helping Irish SMEs open up for business postandparcel.info/122133/news/post/an-post-is-helping-irish-smes-open-up-for-business/

 

 

Malta

MaltaPost Supports the Fight Against Covid-19 https://www.maltapost.com/news-details?id=5047&fbclid=IwAR0tJbsNWVfG3NMW2vqdhRba67El7cBv6Em9x2_2dlhlxraYcTtbvtYreuU

 

Belarus

Belarus to launch postal projects in the run-up to Victory Day https://eng.belta.by/society/view/belarus-to-launch-postal-projects-in-the-run-up-to-victory-day-130035-2020/

Belarusian Belpochta moves up in global postal development index https://eng.belta.by/society/view/belarusian-belpochta-moves-up-in-global-postal-development-index-130541-2020/

 

 

Belgium

Déjà 250.000 cartes envoyées gratuitement grâce à l’appli de Bpost https://fr.metrotime.be/2020/03/26/must-read/deja-250-000-cartes-envoyees-gratuitement-grace-a-lappli-de-bpost/

Acteur de notre avenir http://bpost.rapportannuel2019.eu/

 

 

Switzerland

Dirty laundry stretches Army Postal Service to the limit https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/coronavirus_dirty-washing-stretches-army-postal-service-to-the-limit/45646318

La Poste sans les mains! https://bonpourlatete.com/actuel/la-poste-sans-les-mains

Swiss Post working overtime to cope with online shopping boom https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/covid-19_swiss-post-working-overtime-to-cope-with-online-shopping-boom/45650298

Solidarity stamp: proceeds will go to people who need help now https://www.post.ch/en/about-us/media/press-releases/2020/solidarity-stamp-proceeds-will-go-to-people-who-need-help-now

Seit Anfang März bringt die Post viermal mehr frisches Brot direkt an die Haustüre https://post-medien.ch/seit-anfang-maerz-bringt-die-post-viermal-mehr-frisches-brot-direkt-an-die-haustuere/

Feldpost vermeldet Rekordmenge – auch an dreckiger Wäsche https://post-medien.ch/feldpost-vermeldet-rekordmenge-auch-an-dreckiger-waesche/

The Swiss Post of tomorrow https://www.post.ch/en/about-us/news/2020/the-swiss-post-of-tomorrow

 

 

Spain

Correos distribuye casi un millón de mascarillas entre los transportistas españoles https://www.eldigitalcastillalamancha.es/economia/458852545/Los-transportistas-ya-pueden-recoger-en-oficinas-de-Correos-las-mascarillas-compradas-por-el-Ministerio.html

 

India

34 lakh transactions effected via Post Office Savings Bank, 6.5 lakh through IPPB during lockdown https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/34-lakh-transactions-effected-via-post-office-savings-bank-6-5-lakh-through-ippb-during-lockdown/articleshow/74937370.cms

With its fleet of iconic red vans, India Post propels drug transport https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/logistics/with-its-fleet-of-iconic-red-vans-india-post-propels-drug-transport/article31239253.ece

India Post to deliver mangoes to doorsteps https://postandparcel.info/121069/news/e-commerce/india-post-to-deliver-mangoes-to-doorsteps/

Philatelists raise fund for lockdown distressed https://www.dailypioneer.com/2020/state-editions/philatelists-raise-fund-for-lockdown-distressed.html

Postal department, railways to start parcel service within Maharashtra http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/75750912.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Costa Rica

Más de 41 mil paquetes de medicina entregados a domicilio https://www.puntarenasseoye.com/salud/mas-de-41-mil-paquetes-de-medicina-entregados-a-domicilio/

Correos de Costa Rica revela ganadores del concurso de cartas https://www.prensa-latina.cu/index.php?o=rn&id=365505&SEO=correos-de-costa-rica-revela-ganadores-del-concurso-de-cartas

 

China

Handbook for COVID-19  Prevention and Control http://www.upu.int/uploads/tx_sbdownloader/handbookForCovid19PreventionAndControlEn.pdf

China Post issues guidance on best practices for combatting COVID-19 http://news.upu.int/no_cache/nd/china-post-issues-guidance-on-best-practices-for-combatting-covid-19/

China Post publie un guide sur les meilleures pratiques en matière de lutte contre le COVID-19 http://actualites.upu.int/no_cache/ad/china-post-issues-guidance-on-best-practices-for-combatting-covid-19/

China’s postal industry reports 14% increase in volume https://postandparcel.info/121980/news/post/chinas-postal-industry-reports-14-increase-in-volume/

New China-Europe freight train arrives in Lithuania https://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202005/18/WS5ec2407da310a8b24115684c.html

 

Germany

Deutsche Post DHL Group sends disaster response team to Costa Rica https://www.parcelandpostaltechnologyinternational.com/uncategorized/deutsche-post-dhl-group-sends-disaster-response-team-to-costa-rica.html

 

France

Dorothée Dubart : portrait d’une factrice toujours la lettre à la main https://www.lejournaltoulousain.fr/societe/dorothee-dubart-portrait-dune-factrice-toujours-la-lettre-a-la-main-78755/

Philippe Wahl: "L’accompagnement des entreprises est une des missions quotidiennes de La Poste... afin d’apporter notre contribution à la reprise économique du pays." https://le-groupe-laposte.cdn.prismic.io/le-groupe-laposte/5c9bede2-81d3-4692-a3ba-b03b90567dba_2020+04+30+CP+Plateforme+masques+La+Poste.pdf

La Poste to begin re-opening post offices https://postandparcel.info/121724/news/e-commerce/la-poste-to-begin-re-opening-post-offices/

 

Isle of Man

Isle of Man celebrates frontline workers, acts of kindness https://www.linns.com/news/world-stamps-postal-history/isle-of-man-celebrates-frontline-workers-acts-of-kindness

 

Tonga

Postal staff wear PPE to minimize risk https://matangitonga.to/2020/05/01/postal-staff-wear-ppe-minimize-risk

 

Jordan

Jordan Post delivering first aid kits across the country during the pandemic https://jordanpost.com.jo/

 

Sri Lanka

Postal Dept. to assist home delivery of essential goods https://www.newsfirst.lk/2020/04/05/postal-dept-to-assist-home-delivery-of-essential-services/

 

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Post gets stamp of approval from global body https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/592753

Delivery of governmental documents https://sp.com.sa/en/government-services/delivery-of-government-documents/

 

Australia

Woolworths launches new 'Basics Box' grocery delivery amid COVID-19 crisis https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-woolworths-launches-new-basics-box-grocery-delivery-service/909d6185-b853-4545-aabd-bea89668fe74

Nation's posties deal with rise in parcel deliveries in wake of coronavirus https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/victoria/coronavirus-sees-nation-s-posties-dealing-with-huge-rise-in-parcels-20200327-p54enu.html

Australia Post launches free Pharmacy Home Delivery service https://newsroom.auspost.com.au/article/australia-post-launches-free-pharmacy-home-delivery-service

#Thankapostie ABC News Video https://www.facebook.com/australiapost/videos/1307975809400981/

As coronavirus restrictions hit home, more people are shopping online. But will your package even be delivered? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-06/coronavirus-covid-19-self-isolation-online-shopping/12122834

Post to help spread love not viruses https://www.parcelandpostaltechnologyinternational.com/news/business-diversification/post-to-help-spread-love-not-viruses.html

 

Portugal

Os CTT estão a lançar novos serviços a pensar nas PME https://www.dinheirovivo.pt/empresas/ctt-lanca-novos-servicos-dirigidos-as-pme-que-podem-criar-lojas-online/

 

Pakistan

Pak Post To Deliver Pensions At Doorstep During Holy Month Of Ramazan https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/pak-post-to-deliver-pensions-at-doorstep-duri-914797.html

 

Bangladesh

Bangladesh postal office delivering PPE, testing kits free of charge https://en.prothomalo.com/bangladesh/bangladesh-postal-office-delivering-ppe-testing-kits-free-of-charge

Krishak Bandhu Postal Service to deliver agro products to Dhaka for free https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/national/krishak-bandhu-postal-service-to-carry-agro-products-from-farmers-to-dhaka-for-free-1589096064

Bangladesh to resume postal services on limited scale during virus shutdown https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2020/04/02/bangladesh-to-resume-postal-services-on-limited-scale-during-virus-shutdown#

 

Philippines

PHLPost resumes mail operations but limits door-to-door delivery https://www.bomboradyo.com/phlpost-resumes-mail-operations-but-limits-door-to-door-delivery/

Salamat Po Nationwide Letter Writing Advocacy Program https://www.facebook.com/SalamatPoLetterWriting/

PHLPost launches ‘Salamat po’ online letter writing advocacy program https://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1039246

PHLPost: Post Offices to remain open despite lockdown https://postandparcel.info/122172/news/post/phlpost-post-offices-to-remain-open-despite-lockdown/

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