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Coronavirus impact: Mercedes-Benz India halts production

Team OD  | Updated: March 24, 2020, 11:20 AM IST

Mercedes-Benz India is the latest car-maker to announce it is suspending production at its Chakan manuacturing facility, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. All manufacturing activities and work at certain administrative departments at its facility near Pune will be halted until March 31.

The German luxury car maker said that this suspension has been in place since March 21. The company further stated that this is a proactive precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety, health and well-being of its employees and further contain the spread of the pandemic by practising social distancing.

"Mercedes-Benz India''s leadership team is constantly evaluating the situation and will decide on further measures as required. Full operations will be resumed when the situation improves", the firm said.

Over the last few days, all major auto makers have responded to the nationwide restrictions put in place by various state governments, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. You can read about it here. 

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