New Delhi: Coronavirus, which has become a threat to the whole world, is now on the verge of developing rapidly in our country too. Many car manufacturer companies have shut down their productions and at the same time coronavirus cases in the country have reached close to 400. After Maruti Suzuki, Honda Cars India, Mahindra and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), carmaker Hyundai has also announced that it will shut down its Chennai plant till further orders.
The move by Hyundai comes after the state government announced the lockout as a precaution against the outbreak of COVID-19. Even Tata Motors had reduced production at its Pune plant which is now expected to be completely shut down from 23 March.
However, Tata Motors had earlier confirmed through a statement that the company would cease operations from March 24 after inspecting the situation in the country.
Hyundai has also launched several initiatives for the welfare of its customers amidst Coronavirus scare. The car manufacturer will provide roadside support to its customers round the clock in any emergency. The company will provide a two-month extended warranty and free service to customers who are standard due to any health emergency during lockdown or the closure of dealerships and workshops. Hyundai has deployed 1000 doorstep bikes and cars to provide road assistance services to its customers.