Royal Enfield, owned by Eicher Motors Ltd, will close its three southern Indian manufacturing facilities for three days to keep safety amid rising COVID-19 cases. This comes from two sources and an internal memo from Reuters.
Royal Enfield – a well-known brand in India, the world’s largest motorcycle market – will close its three factories May 27-29, Reuters reported. All three factories are located in and around Chennai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Royal Enfield temporarily suspended manufacturing operations at its manufacturing facilities in Chennai, India between May 13th and 16th. The company’s manufacturing operations at Thiruvottiyur, Oragadam and Vallam Vadagal plants were closed between this period.
After the high Covid-19 infections in Tamil Nadu, Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd has temporarily suspended operations at its plant in Tamil Nadu for five days, with effect from today, the company said.
According to the Ministry of Health, Tamil Nadu reported 34,285 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the number of cases to a total of 11/19,496, while 468 deaths in the past 24 hours brought the number to 21,340. The state government announced on Saturday that it would extend the current lockdown by another week from May 24th to prevent the spread of COVID-19.