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Volvo Cars Briefly Halts Production in Europe and U.S.

Volvo Cars Briefly Halts Production in Europe and U.S.

Chinese-owned Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo Cars stated Friday it would briefly halt manufacturing at its European and US factories in order to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Volvo Cars Briefly Halts Production in Europe and U.S.

The corporate stated there was now a need for “social distancing” in order to scale down the spread of the coronavirus.

Production at the car manufacturer’s Belgian factory in Ghent was halted Tuesday, and three centers in Sweden, as well as the plant in the US state of South Carolina, would be stopped from March 26.

Office staff would usually work from home as of March 26 with decreased hours.

The company stated it will re-open the factory in Belgium on April 5 and the other centers on April 14.

Some 25,000 workers would be affected in Sweden, and 6,500 and 1,500 in Belgium and the US, respectively.

Earlier this month, the car manufacturer re-opened its four Chinese factories, after prolonged closures because of the spread of the novel coronavirus in China.

Also Friday, truck manufacturer Volvo AB stated it was putting all 20,000 of its Swedish workers on a temporary layoff program as it was preparing to shut down its production in Gothenburg.

The corporate declared earlier this week it was further stopping production in Belgium and at it is French unit Renault Trucks.

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