This swine flu is serious business, but one aspect the general public might not think about is how the current outbreak is interrupting the activities of multi-national corporations.
In response to the potential rise of a flu pandemic, Honda Motor Co has suspended global business travel until at least May 6, with a possible recommendation that Japanese employees at the company?s Mexico offices return to Japan.
Honda isn?t the only company taking such moves, with more than a few Asian companies looking to minimise the virus? impact on business and staff.
Denso Corp, the world?s largest listed parts maker for the automotive industry, has made exactly such a recommendation, calling for families of ex-patriate Japanese staff in Mexico to return home.