New Delhi: Mexico’s Grupo Modelo on Thursday stopped brewing Corona beer in 180 countries as the global pandemic over coronavirus infection put the country under lockdown. Also Read - Bihar BJP Chief Tests Coronavirus Positive; Wife, Mother Infected Too

A temporary ban was imposed on the production of non-essential items, beer included, as Mexico announced a health emergency with number of positive cases in the country surging over 1,500. At least 50 people have died of the deadly disease. Also Read - Now, A Squirrel in US Tests Positive For the Bubonic Plague, Twitter Says '2020 Has No Chill'

The suspension will be effective from this Sunday, the brewer noted adding that it has already started scaling down production levels and would resume the same once the curfew is lifted. Also Read - Bugger Hasn't Spared Me! Ishqbaaaz Actor Shrenu Parikh Tests Positive For COVID-19, Hospitalised

The lager brewer was already facing one of its worst quarters in the last 10 years after pictures were circulated on social media platforms of supermarket shelves filled with Corona beer as fears of the virus with the same name grew among people.

Globally, the COVID-19 has infected at least 10,30,628 people while the death toll has surpassed the 50,000 mark.