Honda To Close Wuhan Plants In China Until February 13, No Restart Date Set

While a spokesperson had previously confirmed that the Honda plant will open on February 14, 2020; the company has now stated it follow local government policy and has not set a date to restart the plant.

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Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co plans to extend the closure period for its three-car plants in Wuhan with Dongfeng Group until Feb. 13, a company representative told Reuters on Monday.

A company spokesman had earlier said on Sunday that the automaker planned to resume production on Feb. 14.

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However, the Japan-based representative said that Honda will follow local government policy and has not decided when the plants would resume.

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The venture is based in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak of a newly identified coronavirus. Hubei's government has extended the Lunar New Year holiday break to Feb. 13 as it seeks to contain the outbreak.

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