Kia Motors to halt operations at two factories in South Korea

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South Korean automaker Kia Motors prepares to halt operations at two of its domestic factories from April 27 to May 10 and then again between May 22 to 25, a union official stated on Thursday.

Kia had been in talks this month with the labor unions of its plants to flexibly halt some production to manage inventory, as overseas auto demand is affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the official stated.

The two production lines are located in Sohari, Gwangmyeong, to the south of Seoul.

About 10,702 people in South Korea have been confirmed as being infected with the coronavirus. The virus has killed 240 people in the country.

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