Nissan has announced a temporary suspension of production in its Africa, Middle East and India region in response to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak.
This action follows the advice and guidance of respective national governments, and is being taken to safeguard the wellbeing of staff, customers and communities, the company said.
It said the measures taken are as follows:
• Production at the Alliance plant in Chennai, India (Renault Nissan Automotive India Private, Ltd) was halted on March 23 until further notice. A skeletal staff will continue to carry out essential maintenance and the situation monitored closely.
• Production will also be suspended at Nissan’s Rosslyn plant in Pretoria, South Africa. The facility will cease operations from March 26 until further notice.
• Nissan’s facility in 6th October City, Giza, Egypt, will also temporarily suspend production from March 26 for an initial two week period as a preventative measure.
• In addition, offices across the region are implementing home-working to protect staff as part of the wider effort to contain or limit the spread and impact of the virus.
Nissan will continue prioritising the safety of its employees, partners and customers and adhering to all government protocols across the region, it said. – TradeArabia News Service