Suzuki Motor Announces Closure Of Gujarat-Based Plant Till April 14 (Representative Image) (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Taking a step ahead in the view of PM Modi-led central government’s order for the complete lockdown in the country due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Thursday announced the complete shutdown of the Gujarat-based Suzuki Motor Gujarat Pvt Ltd (SMG) till April 14, 2020.
In a regulatory filing, Maruti Suzuki India said that the Gujarat-based Suzuki Motor Gujarat Pvt Ltd (SMG) will extend its plant shutdown till April 14 pursuant to the lockdown announced in the country. "Following the latest government directive on the COVID-19 situation, SMG will be extending plant shutdown till April 14, 2020," the automaker added.
Earlier, the company had announced to temporarily suspend production till March 31, 2020. It is worth mentioning here that SMG manufactures cars on a contract basis for MSI.
Giving an update, Union health ministry today stated that the count in India has reached 16 due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus. According to the latest update, a total of 649 cases of coronavirus has been reported in India so far. However, the health ministry asserted that the rate of increase in the positive cases was "relatively stable" in India.
It is worth mentioning here that the novel coronavirus, which originated in China, has claimed thousands of lives across the world. With no known cure so far for the coronavirus, the deadly disease has become a major issue for the entire world.
On Tuesday, Japanese automaker Nissan announced that it has suspended production in India due to the coronavirus pandemic. In response to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, Nissan has announced a temporary suspension of production in Africa, Middle East, and India region, the company had said in its statement.
(With PTI Inputs)