日本疫情惡化 裕隆將暫時關閉總部 | Nissan to close Japan headquarters amid worsening COVID-19 outbreak

【看CP學英文】因2019新型冠狀病毒(COVID-19)疫情持續擴散,裕隆日產汽車於今(21)日宣布其日本總部將暫時歇業直至5月10日。

Nissan Motor Co. will shut its global headquarters in Japan through May 10 to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the company said on Tuesday.

即便日本總理內閣大臣安倍晉三未對於製造商實施禁止營運限制,裕隆仍宣佈其15,000名員工從下週一起需強制休假16天,直到5月12日才能復工。

Although Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has allowed manufacturing plants to keep operating under a state of emergency, Nissan said that 15,000 employees would be required to take leave for 16 days from next Monday through Japan’s “Golden Week” holiday that starts on May 4.

一名裕隆汽車發言人受路透訪問時表示,橫濱總部和神奈川縣的研發中心僅開放必要工作人員進出,而其餘員工仍會領到原薪資「大部分」的薪水。

Nissan headquarters in Yokohama and the main R&D center in nearby Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture would be closed to all but essential workers, a Nissan spokeswoman told Reuters, adding that those affected would receive “the majority” of their full salaries during the period.

裕隆發言人補充此決定是基於防止廠商90%的員工近距離工作,以減少傳染的可能性。

She said the measures were aimed at keeping more than 90% of its employees away from its offices, up from 80% at the moment amid the sudden worsening of COVID-19 infections in the country.