Renault Group is suspending production at its Tangier and Casablanca sites in Morocco from 19 March in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The temporary measure applies to nearly 11,000 employees spread across the two plants, with some positions, whose physical presence is not essential, making use of remote working.
“In addition to the strict application of the health measures recommended by the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Morocco and in order to ensure the health of the Group’s employees, specific measures and preventive measures have been deployed internally since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis (plants, sales and service network),” said Renault.
“The Group is monitoring the situation very closely and stands ready to react quickly to any changes, including the application of new measures introduced by the Moroccan public authorities.
“The Group plans to restart production activities as soon as conditions permit and will implement appropriate measures to respond effectively to customer demand in the Kingdom and on an international scale.”