Walki has initiated earlier the actions to limit the travelling of Walki employees until the risk of Coronavirus has gone down. Our employees should primarily follow the instructions and guidance given by the local authorities. In addition, Walki has given own instructions to protect the employees;
• All international business travelling is not allowed until further notice.
• Domestic business travelling by using public transportation is not allowed in epidemic areas and not recommended elsewhere until further notice.
• In business critical cases travelling needs to be approved by the Group CEO.
Walki politely decline to receive international visitors and visitors that have been in the epidemic areas during the two weeks to any of our plants or offices worldwide until further notice.
Coronavirus has not so far effected to any Walki deliveries, not in raw materials and neither in customers deliveries. Walki is continuously assessing the situation and updating its risk assessment related to the Corona virus situation. Countermeasures and contingency plans have been put in place where an increased risk of supply disturbances has been identified. The measures include e.g. increasing the safety stock in the overall supply chain and broadening the use of different logistic solutions with the aim of ensuring uninterrupted supply to our customers.
Walki will regularly evaluate the situation and the official recommendations and update the guidance accordingly.
For more information, please contact:
Kari Salminen, Deputy CEO and EVP Engineered Materials, tel. +358 40 737 1917
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. (WHO website, 2020)
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. (WHO website, 2020)
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. (WHO website, 2020)