German automaker Volkswagen hopes to partially resume its plant in Spain’s Navarra region on April 20 following its closure in mid-March because of the coronavirus outbreak, a spokesman for the plant stated on Tuesday.
The plant in northern Spain should resume with one of its three daily shifts operating during four days in the first week, and the goal is to increase it to two shifts the following week, depending on how good the supply chain works, the spokesman said.
All employees would wear masks and gloves, and the plant’s disinfection would be intensified, he said. The plant has around 4,800 employees and produces the Polo and T-Cross models.
Coronavirus has so far infected more than 1,511,104 people and killed more than 88,338 people worldwide. In Spain, it has killed 14,792 and infected 148,220 people.