Fiat Chrysler plant restarts production after halt over coronavirus threat

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stated production at its assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, which was stopped for 24 hours over threats of a worker being possibly exposed to the coronavirus, has restarted on Friday afternoon.

“There currently is one worker out on self-quarantine as a precaution because of possible secondary contact,” the company stated.

Starting Thursday afternoon, workers at the plant had declined to work. The company stated the Ministry of Labour found the environment to be safe after reviewing the plant and there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus at the concerning location.

Fiat said on Thursday that a worker had tested positive for COVID-19 at its Kokomo, Indiana transmission plant, but the location would not close.

The company will postpone the reopening of two plants located in southern Italy by two days until next Wednesday, having closed them this week to finish their actions in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus has so far infected more than 157,000 people and killed more than 5,830 people worldwide.

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