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Coronavirus: Volkswagen to shut Russia plant due to supply shortage from Europe

  • Volkswagen will suspend production from March 30 to April 10 at its car plant in Kaluga and assembly line in Nizhny Novgorod, the company said.

Volkswagen will suspend its car production in Russia over a supply shortage caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, Volkswagen Group Rus said on Tuesday.

Production will be stopped from March 30 to April 10 at its car plant in Kaluga and assembly line in Nizhny Novgorod, the company said.

(Also read: Volkswagen tests ventilator output as carmakers join coronavirus fight)

Volkswagen last week said its plants in Europe would temporarily shut down for two weeks due to the spread of the coronavirus that has infected more than 330,000 people worldwide, as car manufacturers globally shut factories to both protect workers and in response to falling demand.

(Also read: Volkswagen CEO warns factory closures may drag on for weeks amid coronavirus)

"At the moment we can provide stable supplies of cars and spare pasts to our dealers and clients," Volkswagen Group Rus said.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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