At first - I thought "oh no, dumb people who think Corona beer has something to do with Coronavirus" have gotten the plant shut down in Mexico
Thank goodness - that's not what happened. They are simply shutting things down to protect workers. Turns out there is plenty of Corona to go around
Grupo Modelo has paused production of Corona in Mexico amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The company, which is owned by Anheuser-Busch Inbev, also bottles the iconic Modelo and Pacifico brands of beer.
The beer maker announced on Twitter that its production and commercialization operations would be fully suspended as of Sunday. The move comes after Hugo López-Gatell, the undersecretary of health, announced "the immediate suspension" of "non-essential activities in the public, private, and social sectors" as Mexico ramps up its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. The Latin American nation had 1,890 confirmed cases and 79 confirmed deaths as of Sunday morning, according to Johns Hopkins.