The global beer industry has been impacted as production in China is disrupted due to the coronavirus outbreak that has resulted in more than 1,000 deaths.

The global beer industry has been impacted as production in China is disrupted due to the coronavirus outbreak that has resulted in more than 1,000 deaths.

Coronavirus Affects Beer Sales and Production in China

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Bars, restaurants and nightclubs across China are shutting down amid panic over the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 43,000 people worldwide and resulted in over 1,000 deaths, according to the Associated Press.

The closures are resulting in decreased beer sales and other disruptions to the global beer industry, according to Fortune.

Anheuser-Busch InBev suspended operations at its brewery in Wuhan, the province where the outbreak began.

Danish brewer Carlsberg Group has reported that its on-premise sales in China have been “significantly impacted,” according to Fortune.

Dutch brewer Heineken announced it was restricting employee travel to China as a precaution, according to Just Drinks.

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