Nissan to halt Mexico car production over COVID-19
An employee works at a production line before the opening of Nissan's new plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico – Photo: Henry Romero/REUTERS

Nissan to halt Mexico car production over COVID-19

24/03/2020
12:59
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Several automotive companies are temporarily closing their plants to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus

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Japanese carmaker Nissan informed that it will temporarily suspend production in Mexico due to the COVID-19 crisis that is causing a general drop in vehicle demand.

Nissan asserted that “since March 17, we have implemented proactive actions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including remote working.”

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Nissan says it will suspend vehicle production at its two Mexican assembly plants beginning on March 25 as a protective measure against the spread of the coronavirus.

The Japanese automaker says in a statement released Friday night that work will be suspended from Wednesday through April 14.

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Nissan says there are no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus among its employees.

Nissan has a small-car assembly plant in Aquascalientes in central Mexico, and it produces small cars and pickup trucks at a plant in Cuernavaca near Mexico City.

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