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Volkswagen stops part of production in China due to Covid-19

The joint venture between Volkswagen and China’s FAW in Chengdu halted production last week due to rising coronavirus cases and two of five production lines at the plant in Changchun are suspended, a VW spokesman said on Monday. (28).

The two lines at Changchun were halted due to a lack of available parts, the spokesman added. Other units are operating, but the situation is tense, company representatives said.

Protests erupted in cities across China over the weekend, including Chengdu, Shanghai, Beijing and Lanzhou, as public frustrations with the government’s zero Covid-19 policy mount.

While low by global standards, China’s caseload hit daily records, with Chengdu residents undergoing mass testing from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27.

BMW Chief Executive Oliver Zipse said on Friday that the company’s factories in China were operating normally but that offices were closed with employees working from home.

Source: CNN Brasil

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