Volkswagen shuts two plants in China over COVID-19 outbreaks

Volkswagen’s China unit has shut a plant and a component factory in the city of Tianjin due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks there.

Volkswagen jointly runs the plant with FAW group.

Reuters gathered from a Volkswagen spokesperson that “due to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks, both the FAW-VW vehicle plant and VW Automatic Transmission Tianjin component factory have been shut down since Monday.”

Tianjin, in northern China, had reported 41 domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms on Wednesday.

A day earlier, Tianjin had reported 33, according to the National Health Commission.