Corona beer production has been suspended due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the Mexican brewer, Grupo Modelo have announced.
Grupo Modelo said they made the decision as the government have deemed their business activities as non-essential.
Modelo who make Corona beer said in a statement, “We are in the process of lowering production at our plants to the bare minimum.”
The suspension will start from Sunday and are scaling down production.
“If the federal government considers it appropriate to issue some clarification confirming beer as an agro-industrial product, at Grupo Modelo we are ready to execute a plan with more than 75% of our staff working from home and at the same time guaranteeing the supply of beer,” the company said.
Mexico announced on Thursday they have 1,510 cases of coronavirus with 50 deaths.