Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta released a press release announcing that its Schiranna plant in Northern Italy will stay open in the wake of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has been sweeping the planet. Italy as a whole is under lockout, despite the country’s increase in the number of successful COVID-19 incidents. MV Agusta says it has put in place stringent steps. To ensure that the virus does not mess with business operations. While production volumes are likely to take a knock.
Timur Sardarov, MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. CEO, commented:
“We believe it is our duty not to give up in this crisis situation. So that the economy of this community can recover once the emergency is over. We took this decision with a great sense of responsibility. Towards our employees in the first place. But also towards our local community. This cannot afford a breakdown of its production capability. And towards all the related industries on which so many workers and their families depend. ”
Any of the steps taken include reducing the number of persons present at the premises, routinely distributing facemasks, sanitizing gels and disinfecting common areas. In turn, workers who have accrued holidays have been told to postpone them. As only essential services are working in the factory to ensure that only those truly required are available.
The firm has said they had no reports of workers who have exhibited COVID-19 associated signs.
All of that said, stock rates will take a hit which means delivery shortages and a corresponding spike in waiting time for the latest MV Agusta.
Italy is quarantining 60 million residents following the outbreak of coronavirus.
As of March 9, 2020, the Italian government declared that the country as a whole is now on lockdown. As the number of suspected cases continues to increase. So, this means that the steps imposed on March 8. On some of the Northern Provinces now extend to the entire country. These affecting 60 million people in Italy.