Beer producing firm in Mexico Grupo Modelo has announced temporary suspension from production of Corona beer among other brands as well.
This means the company will be temporary cutting out supply of beer to the 180 countries it supplies beer to.
As many would be fast to conclude that the company ceased production due to the name of the beer with regard to the current coronavirus pandemic, on the contrary, the company says this move was informed by a government order to suspend non-essential business operations to curb spread of coronavirus.
In a press statement Grupo Modelo said the suspension will start this coming Sunday on April 5, further adding they are more than willing to facilitate their employees work from home if the government allows it.
“If 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 supply of beer,” said the company.
Grupo Modelo is under the umbrella of a brewing group Anheuser-Busch InBev, currently the company operates 11 plants across Mexico.
Earlier in the week Mexican government declared a health emergency ordering suspension of all non-essential operations after coronavirus infections spiked in the South American nation.