Quarantine in Northern Italy will affect production of motorcycles?!
Governments worldwide are taking serious steps to isolate and prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The tightening of border controls, the ban on travel, cancellation of sports events and other mass events, and other measures. Italy was the epicentre of the violence of the virus in Europe and ranks third in the world in the number of infected and dead after China and South Korea. Italian authorities issued a decree which restricts the movement of a quarter of the population of the country.
The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte ordered the closure of the second most populous province, along with 14 neighboring in the hope to slow the spread of the virus. The quarantine has affected 16 million people, which will undoubtedly affect business processes, the larger part of the Italian production is concentrated in the Northern part of the country.
Prior to the introduction of quarantine the Italian manufacturer has taken its own measures and limited the number of visitors to the workplace. Everything was fine. None of the companies announced that a quarantine any affected production, but in any case will be affected as supplies and logistics will be significantly slowed.
We are talking about companies such as Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, which are in quarantine. The main office is located in Aprilia in Noale, Veneto. Moto Guzzi — Lombardy. MV Agusta — Lombardy. Probably, Piaggio will soon comment on the situation.
All movement of people in quarantine zone are limited. Any trip without good cause will be subject to a fine.
“This is not a ban on travel, but citizens must provide a reason,” said the Prime Minister.
As for Ducati, the province of Bologna is not isolated. At least for now.