Geneva Motor Show Participants Asked for Medical Examination Due to Coronavirus

Geneva Motor Show Participants Asked for Medical Examination Due to Coronavirus

February 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The organizers of the Geneva Motor Show recommended the participants of the motor show a check to prevent further spread of the epidemic

The organizers of the Geneva Motor Show recommended that the participants in the motor show be tested for symptoms of coronavirus before arriving in Switzerland. It is reported by Automotive News.

The request primarily relates to companies arriving from regions where outbreaks have been reported. In particular, this applies to firms from China and Italy. “The organizers of the exhibition are asking participants to ensure that all of their personnel underwent a medical examination and had no symptoms of illness for 14 days before arriving in Switzerland in order to avoid the risk of further spread of the infection,” the message said.

Earlier it became known that due to the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, a number of major automotive events in China were canceled, including the Beijing Auto Show and the Formula 1 stage in Shanghai.

At the moment, due to the situation with the coronavirus, Hyundai and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) were already forced to suspend their production outside of China. In addition, a shortage of components can lead to the downtime of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) factories in the UK.

A new coronavirus was discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei Province in mid-December 2019. At the moment, it is known about 79 331 infected and 2702 dead. In Wuhan and neighboring cities, quarantine was introduced – the authorities, in particular, stopped public transport, and also closed the city for entry and exit. In addition, cases of infection are recorded in 32 countries.