Production of Corona beer suspended in Mexico due to the covid-19 pandemicApr 032020
The disease has caused the death of 50 people in the country, while the cases of infected amount to 1,510.
The Grupo Modelo de México, which produces the Corona Extra beer brand, among others, announced this Thursday the temporary suspension of the production and marketing of its beverages, in compliance with the sanitary emergency decree promulgated by the Mexican Government to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Grupo Modelo acata medidas dictadas por el Gobierno Federal para hacer frente al SARS-CoV2. pic.twitter.com/MXthEGnl5Q— Grupo Modelo MX (@GrupoModelo_MX) April 3, 2020
The stoppage of the operations of the brewery will take place from next April 5. On March 31, Mexico decreed a state of sanitary emergency in its territory, which, among other measures, includes the suspension of all non-essential activities until the end of this month. Essential activities are those related to health, security, justice, public services, energy or food provision, including agribusiness.
"In the event that the federal government considers it appropriate to issue some clarification confirming beer as an agro-industrial product, at Grupo Modelo we are ready to execute a plan with more than 75% of our staff working from home and, at the same time, guaranteeing the beer supply, "stresses the company, which also produces beer from the Estrella, Modelo, Pacífico, Victoria and Bud Light brands, among others.
So far, Mexico has registered 1,510 confirmed cases of covid-19 and a total of 50 deaths.