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Toyota follows Honda, postpones resumption of Chinese factories due to virus outbreak


Toyota Automobile Group decided to postpone the resumption of four of its factories in China after the end of the New Year's celebration on the lunar calendar in connection with the spread of the dangerous coronavirus, Kyodo reported on Wednesday.

Officially, in China, the celebration of the traditional New Year lasts from January 25 to February 3, and therefore, the work of the plants is currently stopped. It is supposed to be resumed after February 10, but a decision will be made later, depending on the situation in China.

On the eve, another Honda Motor Concern also decided to postpone the resumption of two motorcycle factories in the vicinity of the Chinese city of Shanghai after the holiday.

According to the latest data from the State Health Committee of the PRC, the total number of patients with pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus in China reached 5974 people, of which 132 died. Cases have already been reported in many other countries.

source: kyodonews.net