Tesla Factory Won’t Operate Normally In Coronovirus Shutdown Said California County

by Jatin Chhibber | 22/03/2020
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The American based electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is not able to run its major vehicle production facility in U.S. normally. The main reason behind this problem is a three-week lockdown in the San Francisco Bay Area to control Coronavirus from spreading.

US-based celebrated EV-maker, Tesla is not able to run its major vehicle production facility normally. The main reason behind this problem is a three-week lockdown in the San Francisco Bay Area to control Coronavirus from spreading. The statement was given by a spokesperson for the county’s sheriff’s office on Tuesday. 

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Front shot of Tesla dealership

The carmakers U.S. factory located in Alameda County employs around 10,000 workers

esla's U.S. factory located in Alameda County employs around 10,000 workers, which are capable enough to produce 4,15,000 units by the end every year. The county is among one of six places which come under ‘shelter in place’ order imposed by regional authorities, which limits activities like travelling and business and has advised people to stay at home except for the most critical situations. The Spokesperson says, “Tesla is not an essential business as defined in the Alameda County Health Order. Tesla can maintain minimum basic operations per the Alameda County Health Order."

Moreover, the county also said that Tesla will violate the health and safety code of California if they did not comply with the orders given to regional authorities. The order of Alameda County’s lockdown was issued on Monday. Moreover, hefty Fines, imprisonment or both will be imposed on the violators. Under this order, companies can do basic business operations like ensuring security, employee benefits and processing payroll. Before the county’s decision, the electric car manufacturer informed its employees via email by mentioning that the company will continue its operations by manufacturing and delivering the vehicles. A person saw this mail and forwarded it to the Reuters.

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Front view of Tesla cars

The Bay Area counties of San Francisco reported around 273 positive cases of Coronavirus by Monday

Afterwards, on Tuesday California’s Governor asked Department of Public health regarding the state plans to issue lock-down guidelines of production facilities. The Bay Area counties of San Francisco reported around 273 positive cases of Coronavirus by Monday.

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