Toyota Japanese plant hit by Covid-19 outbreak

Toyota has suspended a night shift (on July 27) on a production line at its Takaoka plant in central Japan due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

In a statement, the company said eight line workers (ages and genders – three men in their 20s, one man in their 30s, three men in their 40s, one woman in their 30s) were infected at the Takaoka plant in Toyota City, Aichi. Prefecture, Japan.

Toyota said it was necessary to suspend the operation for one shift due to “difficulties in ensuring the safety and security of our employees and in having the necessary personnel for the operation.”

The partial suspension would affect the vehicle power of about 650 units of the two shifts, a Toyota spokesman told Reuters.

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