Mexican brewing company Grupo Modelo announced that it would temporarily stop brewing Corona and other brands of beer, since the government ranked it among enterprises whose activities are not essential for the economy and should be stopped for the time of quarantine measures. It is reported by Reuters.
Grupo Modelo has already begun to reduce production volumes and will stop it by Sunday, April the 5th. The company expects to maintain production facilities at the lowest possible load so that they can then be easily restarted again.
The company also noted that beer production refers to agricultural activity, which is nevertheless considered vital for the country's economy.
"If the federal government considers it necessary to clarify and confirm that beer is still agricultural products, we are ready to apply a plan according to which 75% of the staff will work from home, but at the same time it will be possible to ensure the supply of beer," the company said in a statement.
On April 5, there were 1,890 cases of coronavirus infection and 50 deaths in Mexico and 79 deaths. Restrictions on the operation of non-essential enterprises were introduced before April 30.
Heineken, which produces Tecate and Dos Equis in Mexico, is also expected to cease production. The company announced on April 1 that it was stopping the shipment of goods, which caused a booming demand for beer in the country.
During a special operation in Moldova, an illegal mini-factory was discovered that produced helicopters for illegal deliveries to the CIS countries, the press service of the Moldovan Prosecutor General said on Tuesday.
"In the Security Zone on the Dniester river, 50 km from Chisinau, there was an underground helicopter factory. Helicopters were assembled there, similar in modification to the Ka-26.
Helicopters were illegally exported to the CIS market. Most of those involved in the production of helicopters, including the management of the company are residents of Transnistria, "the report said.
During the searches, more than 10 helicopters were found at different stages of readiness. "They did not have documents of origin, while part of it was obviously hand-made," the department said.
"Based on the results of the searches and the first hearings, related to the results of the special investigative measures, it will be decided on the status and procedural measures applied both to the people involved and to the goods, bodies of crime.
At this moment, the prosecutors and the police are conducting searches at the production base, located in a region from Criuleni district, on the bank of the Dniester River and at the homes of the people involved in order to accumulate the necessary evidence ”, the police specify.
A criminal case has been opened on the preparation of aircraft smuggling; the punishment under this article is facing for up to ten years in prison.
Reported by Bemorepanda