Boeing halts production

Boeing 737

Airplane manufacturer Boeing has said it would halt production at its Washington state factory for two weeks due to the accelerating spread of the corona virus in the region.

Boeing plans to reduce production this week and will suspend all operations on March 25 for 14 days. During this period, the company will be conducting deep cleaning activities at impacted sites. Employees will continue to work from home if they can, and those who can’t will receive paid leave for 10 days.

“Critical distribution operations in support of airline, government, and maintenance, repair and overhaul customers will continue,” Boeing said in a statement.