Volkswagen has become the latest carmaker to announce a temporary closure of its plant at Slovakia, according to local media. With the COVID-19 outbreak gripping the world, Slovakia has announced a state of emergency.
The facility is known to build Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Skoda and Seat models, and Bentley components. Slovakia, like many other countries, has imposed travel restrictions to contain the spread of the disease.
On March 16, the automaker has shut its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a day to take preventive measures and sanitise the facility.
Other automakers like Fiat Chrysler and Ford have also announced temporary closures to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak.