Jotun, the world’s largest producer of marine paints, is being hit hard by the coronavirus in China.

The spread of the disease has almost halted all production in the country.

Jotun has 1,600 employees in the country at two plants, one in Zhangjiang in the Jiangsu province and one in Qingdao.

CEO Morten Fon said the company has followed the country’s restrictions and has closed its offices and plants in the country.

Since China rang the alarm bell, there have hardly been any deliveries of products from there, Fon added.