Beer Corona ceases production amid pandemic coronavirus

Grupo Modelo, which produces alcoholic beverages, including beer Corona, announced on Twitter that it would stop production after the Mexican government ordered the closure of all nonessential businesses.

«Grupo Modelo complies with the measures taken by the Federal government to combat SARS-CoV2,» — said in a statement.

In the last days in Mexico, a growing number of cases of coronavirus. According to the Johns Hopkins University in the country on 4 APR was 1 688 cases of infection and 60 deaths.

The outbreak has prompted the Mexican government to join other countries around the world, ordering the closure of all nonessential businesses in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

Grupo Modelo, which is part of the international brewing Corporation Anheuser-Busch InBev, said that if the Federal government will declare quarantine, they are ready to the fact that «over 75% of our employees will work at home, and at the same time guaranteeing the supply of beer».

Constellation Brands, involved in distribution and import of products of Grupo Modelo in the United States, not to worry about discontinuation. Its CEO Bob Newlands said that the brand has «a sufficient supply to meet consumer demand» and does not expect a shortage in the near future.

According to the company, the sale of its beer brands in the first three months of this year grew by 8.9%, and sales leaders are Modelo and Corona.

At the same time 38% of Americans said that «under no circumstances» will not buy Corona because of the coronavirus, believing that the virus is associated with beer.