Toyota to restart China output at three plants next week

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Toyota Motor stated on Saturday it plans to restart output at three of its four major auto plants in China next week.

The resumption of production had at first been slated for February 3 after the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays, but was delayed due to the new coronavirus outbreak in China.

Operations at Toyota’s plant in Changchun, Jilin province, and another plant located in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, will resume on Monday, while a factory located in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin will resume operations on Tuesday, Toyota stated.

It has yet to be fixed when the automaker’s Chengdu plant in Sichuan province will resume output, the automaker said.

Coronavirus has so far infected thousands and killed over 1300 people in China.

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