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Nissan Suspends Production in Africa, Middle East, Others

In response to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, Nissan has announced a temporary suspension to production in its Africa, Middle East and India region.

This action, according to the automaker in a media statement on Tuesday, follows the advice and guidance of respective national governments, and is being taken to safeguard the wellbeing of staff, customers and communities.

The measures taken are as follows:

  • Production at the Alliance plant in Chennai, India (Renault Nissan India Alliance Private, Ltd) was halted on Monday March 23rd until further notice. A skeleton staff will continue to carry out essential maintenance and the situation monitored closely.
  • Production will also be suspended at Nissan’s Rosslyn plant in Pretoria, South Africa. The facility will cease operations from Thursday March 26th until further notice.
  • Nissan’s facility in 6th October City, Giza, Egypt, has also temporarily suspended production from Tuesday March 24th for an initial two week period as a preventative measure.
  • In addition, offices across the region are implementing home-working to protect staff as part of the wider effort to contain or limit the spread and impact of the virus.

“Nissan will continue prioritizing the safety of its employees, partners and customers and adhering to all government protocols across the region,” it added.

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