Mexico stops brewing Corona beer, deemed non-essential in epidemic
Corona beer, owned by Constellation Manufacturers.
Mexico’s Grupo Modelo stated on Thursday it’s going to quickly cease brewing Corona beer and different manufacturers exported to 180 international locations after its enterprise actions have been declared non-essential below a authorities order geared toward curbing the unfold of the coronavirus.
The Mexican authorities this week declared a well being emergency and ordered the suspension of non-essential actions after the variety of coronavirus circumstances within the nation surpassed 1,000. On Thursday, it reported 1,510 circumstances and 50 deaths.
The brewer stated in an announcement that the suspension will go into place from Sunday and that it was already within the means of cutting down manufacturing to a stage at which it may resume as soon as the suspension is lifted.
“If the federal authorities considers it acceptable to difficulty some clarification confirming beer as an agro-industrial product, at Grupo Modelo we’re able to execute a plan with greater than 75% of our workers working from dwelling and on the similar time guaranteeing the availability of beer,” the assertion stated.
Agriculture and meals manufacturing generally are thought of important actions.
Grupo Modelo, which is a part of the brewing group Anheuser-Busch InBev, operates 11 breweries in Mexico.