Volkswagen China is closing two vegetation in Tianjin attributable to COVID-19 outbreaks

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BEIJING (Reuters) – The China unit of Volkswagen (DE:) Group announced on Thursday that it is shutting down a plant it jointly operates with FAW Group in the city of Tianjin and a components factory due to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks closed there.

"Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks, both the vehicle plant of FAW-VW and the component factory of VW Automatic Transmission Tianjin have been closed since Monday," a spokesman told Reuters.

“Both plants have conducted COVID-19 tests for all employees twice this week and are awaiting the results. We hope to resume production very soon and catch up on lost production. The top priority remains the health and well-being of our employees. "

Tianjin, in north China, some 100 km (62 miles) from the capital Beijing, on Wednesday reported 41 domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms, up from 33 a day earlier, data from the National Health Commission showed on Thursday.

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