(ANSA) - TOKYO, NOVEMBER 30 - The extension of the lockdown in China is forcing Honda to extend the suspension of operations at the Wuhan plant in the Hubei province, where it largely produces its SUVs, but also other popular models.
The Japanese automaker said that the strict impositions put in place by the local authorities leave no choice, because by preventing the mobility of their workers, they are unable to guarantee regular work shifts.
In addition to having no guarantees on the end of the lockdown in Wuhan, Honda had to extend the closure of another factory in the Chongqing province, in the south-west of the country, to this Friday, delaying the reopening scheduled for last Saturday.
Similar problems concern another Japanese manufacturer, Yamaha, which has decided to partially reduce the functionality of the
plant in Chongqing, specializing in the production of motorcycles.