March 18, 2020 / 11:09 PM / 15 days ago

Nissan will suspend U.S. production through April 6

FILE PHOTO: The Nissan logo is seen at their booth at the Tokyo Motor Show, in Tokyo, Japan October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

(Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said Wednesday it will temporarily suspend production at its U.S. manufacturing to boost containment efforts around the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The Japanese automaker said the suspension will start March 20 and run through April 6. Nissan said there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus at any Nissan facility. Numerous other automakers on Wednesday announced temporary shutdowns.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Sandra Maler

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