BMW Faces Coronavirus in Mexico with Scheduled Shutdown

The San Luis Potosí BMW plant will start a planned shutdown later this month and will be in effect until April 19, the company told Reuters when asked about possible operational suspensions due to the effects of the coronavirus.

The company detailed in a statement on Friday that in the face of the global health contingency, it has implemented preventive actions to protect the health and safety of its collaborators, partners and visitors, such as canceling international business travel until further notice and implementing remote work, among others. 

“We will start on March 28 with our scheduled Easter closure which will last until April 19. After that, we will continue to monitor the situation and take necessary measures needed to preserve the health of our staff,” said the BMW Group Plant in San Luis Potosí.

The Mexican government reported on Friday that the number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 203 from the 168 reported the day before and confirmed the second death.

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