Ferrari’s Maranello-based plant will cease production for two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The employees have all been ordered to return home and in agreement with the local trade unions, they should, despite this forced leave, be paid in full.
For employees who can operate remotely, VPN systems have been installed on their computers so that they can work remotely.
Louis Camilleri , the executive director of Ferrari, said in a press release :
“In these difficult times, I would like to express my gratitude to all the company’s employees who have demonstrated in recent days the passion and dedication that defines our brand.
“Because of our respect for them, their peace of mind and their families, we have decided to suspend all our activities.
“Similar measures have been taken at the Lamborghini plant, where more than 1,800 employees will be suspended from work.”It is hoped that this suspension will cease by the end of March, but with over 15,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Italy with around 1,000 fatalities, it’s anyone’s guess how long this quarantine period will be enforced.
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