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General Motors to resume production in China from February 15

General Motors stated on Monday it would resume production from February 15 in China, where the country is combating coronavirus epidemic which has infected thousands and killed over 900 people.

Automakers in China had stopped production for the Lunar New Year holidays at the end of January.

The automaker would have a staggered start to production throughout plants with regional partners over the next two weeks, a company spokeswoman informed Reuters. She said the strategy would be based on the readiness of supply chain and requirements of product inventory.

The automaker, which sold 3.09 million cars in China in 2019, has executed contingency plans to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus, said the spokeswoman.

In China, General Motors has a Shanghai-based joint venture with SAIC Motor. It has another Liuzhou-based venture, with SAIC and Guangxi Automobile.

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