Business News: Royal Enfield closes factories in India for three days.
Royal Enfield, owned by Eicher Motors Ltd, will close its three South Indian manufacturing facilities for three days to ensure safety in light of rising COVID-19 cases, according to two sources and an internal note seen by Reuters. .
Royal Enfield, a well-known brand in India, the largest motorcycle market in the world, will close its three factories from From May 27 to 29, according to the internal note to workers, as reported by Reuters. All three factories are located in and around Chennai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Royal Enfield had temporarily halted manufacturing operations at its manufacturing facilities in Chennai, India between 13 and 16 May. The company’s manufacturing operations at the Thiruvottiyur, Oragadam and Vallam Vadagal plants were closed during the period.
In the wake of high Covid-19 infections in Tamil Nadu, Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd has also temporarily suspended operations at its Tamil Nadu plant for five days, with effect from today, the company had said.
According to the health department, Tamil Nadu reported 34,285 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, pushing the number of cases to 19,11,496 overall while 468 deaths in the past 24 hours have pushed the toll to 21,340 to date. On Saturday, the state government announced it would extend the ongoing blockade for another week starting May 24 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.