Corona beer production halted, deemed ‘non-essential’ in coronavirus crisis, reports show


Friday 03 April 2020

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Corona beer production is halted during the coronavirus crisis, according to reports.

Production of Corona beer in Mexico would be halted during the coronavirus crisis – because it is ‘non-essential’.

Mexico’s Grupo Modelo said on Thursday it would temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands exported to 180 countries after its business activities were declared non-essential under a government decree aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, “US News and World Report said, citing Reuters.

According to Reuters.

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“The Mexican government this week declared a health emergency and ordered the suspension of non-essential activities after the number of coronavirus cases in the country surpassed 1,000. On Thursday, it reported 1,510 cases and 50 deaths.

The brewer said in a statement the suspension will take effect from Sunday and is already in the process of cutting production to a level where it could resume once the suspension is lifted.

“If the federal government deems it appropriate to issue clarifications confirming that beer is 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 guaranteeing at the same time the supply of beer, ”the statement read.

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