BMW plant in Mexico will make scheduled shutdown amid coronavirus contingency

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MEXICO CITY, Mar 21 (Reuters) – The BMW Group plant in Mexico’s San Luis Potosí state will start a planned shutdown later this month and will run until April 19 initially, the company told Reuters when it was consulted 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 strike which will last until April 19. After that, we will continue as the situation requires,” said BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosí, adding that it will continue to monitor the situation to, if necessary, take additional measures to preserve the health of your staff.

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.

(Report by Sharay Angulo, Edited by Juana Casas)

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