A HI-FI company has shut a week after the government advised non-essential businesses should close to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

It is understood that factory workers at premium audio company Linn were still working in the company's Eaglesham base until Tuesday.

The company says it was holding out for the possibility of being awarded a contract to build ventilators.

But staff have now been placed on furlough on 80% of their normal wages to claim the government’s wage guarantee.

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Linn was not available for comment, however an automatic email sent out by the company to customers reads: "Nothing matters more to us than the health and wellbeing of our customers, our colleagues and their families.

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"For this reason, as of 16.30 on Tuesday, March 31 we have made the decision to temporarily suspend manufacturing and lockdown the Linn factory and service departments until further notice in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

"We know this may cause some disappointment and apologise for any inconvenience. Our priority is to protect the welfare of our employees and customers and with the latest guidance from the government, we must honour this and do everything we can to protect our community and to reduce the further spread of the virus."


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