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The largest steel plant in Europe closed on quarantine

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Italy stops the production of coronavirus, the unions ILVA ArcelorMittal and the administration have agreed on a two-month is simple.

The largest steel plant in Europe closed on quarantine

Italian Authorities are tightening measures against coronavirus after a number of deaths from infection in the Republic exceeded 4,800. Throughout the country nearly two weeks the ban to go out without a good reason, closed educational institutions, bars, restaurants, entertainment complexes. Now the restrictions apply to most companies and organizations.

"Today we decided to take the next step. The government decided to close in our territory all production activity, which is critically important for us to have the goods and services of first necessity", - said the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, reports Euronews.

on Friday, ArcelorMittal Italia announced it will send 50% of the staff of the steel plant ILVA in Taranto on unpaid leave for the duration of the quarantine. Blast furnace No. 2 will be stopped during the week with simultaneous stop of a steel plant No. 1, also completely stopped the cold rolling mill.

the Company will double the number of buses for transporting workers to manufacturing to ensure safe separation between passengers. At the entrance of the company arranged temperature control.

Earlier it was reported that the environmental organization Codacons challenged soglashenie between the Italian government and ArcelorMittal's joint investment in ILVA, and the granting of immunity from criminal prosecution for environmental violations that began under the previous owner.

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