Breaking News Rolex Closes Swiss Factories Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
There is significant information out of Geneva tonight: Rolex will close creation offices in Geneva, Bienne, and Crissier for 10 days successful Tuesday, March 17 at 5:00 CET. Rolex CEO Jean-Frederic Dufour passed on the company’s arrangements in a letter to workers today. The conclusion comes as businesses in numerous areas across the globe are briefly covering and urging representatives to telecommute if conceivable in the midst of the deteriorating Covid pandemic.
The spread of the Covid has proceeded in numerous districts of the world, with Europe being among the most affected. Just today, the Swiss paper Neue Zuercher Zeitung reported: “The Federal Council settled on Monday to fix the measures to ensure the populace taking into account the quickened spread of the coronavirus…All shops, eateries, amusement, and recreation offices will be shut until April 19, 2020.” As of March 15, as per the NZZ, the quantity of cases in Switzerland had ascended to 2,330; 18 individuals have kicked the bucket. A few Swiss cantons, including Geneva, pronounced a highly sensitive situation on Monday.
Here is the content of Dufour’s letter, interpreted from French:
Sirs and Madams,
As I previously said a week ago, we are confronting an intense circumstance. To secure you, your families, and your friends and family, yet in addition to restrict the dangers of spreading the Coronavirus however much as could reasonably be expected, we have chosen to close our creation destinations in Geneva, Bienne, and Crissier from March 17 at 5:00 PM through Friday, March 27, 2020. That date may obviously be pushed back as per the development of the epidemic.
Certain administrations should stay open for basic operational capacities. Your administrators will give you more subtleties on this subject.
From now on, we request you to regard the measures from imprisonment gave by our experts in Switzerland and in France to the letter.
I am sure that this is only a troublesome period and assuming together, we as a whole embrace great conduct, that we will add to and take part in the adjustment of the circumstance, and that will permit us to return to work in complete wellbeing when possible.
Thank you for regarding the directions of your chiefs to do this end under great conditions.
Best of karma for the days to come, deal with yourselves!
Geneva, 16 March 2020