Ford stated on Sunday it would close its Spanish plant located in the eastern region of Valencia for one week beginning from Monday after three workers tested positive for coronavirus.
“We have had three positive cases of COVID-19 in the Ford Valencia plant during the past 24 hours,” the company stated, adding it was following protocol by isolating all workers who had contact with the infected workers.
The plant, one of Ford’s largest outside the United States, has hired more than 7,000 workers and produces more than 400,000 vehicles annually including the Mondeo and Galaxy models.
Coronavirus has so far infected more than 173,000 people and killed more than 6,665 people worldwide. In Spain, it has killed 297 and infected 8,794 people.