Italy-based RadiciGroup, located in the Lombardy region of the country, has issued a statement in which it says it ‘ensures its customers and suppliers worldwide full operativity’.
Lombardy is one of the areas that has been hardest hit by the outbreak of the coronavirus in northern Italy. The country has now taken a drastic step in a final attempt to contain the spread of the virus, imposing a quarantine Lombardy and more than a dozen other provinces in neighbouring regions, including the cities of Parma, Modena, Padua and Venice.
The lockdown of an area that is home to some 16 million people came as the number of confirmed cases in the country rose to over 7,375. Already, at least 366 people have died.
RadiciGroup stresses that its operations are running in full compliance with the strict new quarantine rules imposed by the government. The company has adopted all precautions laid down by the authorities to enable the work at the production sites to continue ‘safely’.
In addition, the Italian government said yesterday that "any applicability of the measure to the transit and transport of goods and to the entire production chain from and to the indicated areas is excluded.
The new provisions, said Radici, therefore allow for the unrestricted movement of goods entering and leaving Italy, as well as of goods handled inside the country - and therefore ‘for the regular delivery of orders according to agreements made’.
The area will remain on lockdown until at least 3 April.