While the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is seen all over the world, Arçelik A.Ş., operating in a wide geography, carefully follows the precautions taken in the countries in which it operates. In this context, our production and sales activities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa and Russia have been temporarily suspended as the official authorities in these countries have declared curfews to combat the epidemic.
The curfew is expected to end on April 5, 2020 in Bangladesh, April 6, 2020 in Pakistan and Russia, and on April 17, 2020 in South Africa. It will be announced to our investors if any extension or new interruption decisions are made that may have a significant effect on our production and sales volume. These temporarily suspended activities have an impact on their own geographies and their effect on our consolidated production and turnover is limited. Although there are occasional disruptions in the procurement, production and sales processes, our activities outside of these countries are continuing seamlessly under the Business Continuity Plan and under the wide precautions taken for the health of our employees.