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Tesla halts factory production in Shanghai amid COVID curbs, Bloomberg News reports

cFILE PHOTO: A truck transports new Tesla cars at its Shanghai plant
FILE PHOTO: A truck transports new Tesla cars at its factory in Shanghai, China, May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

March 27, 2022

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc plans to suspend production at its Shanghai plant for at least a day, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday, as China’s financial hub said it would go into a two-phase lockdown to conduct COVID-19 tests.

Production of Tesla at the plant will cease on Monday, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter, adding that the electric carmaker has not yet informed workers if it would extend the suspension beyond Monday.

Tesla did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

The Shanghai municipal government said on Sunday that all firms and factories will halt production or work remotely during the lockdown.

Earlier this month, Tesla was forced to halt production at the plant for two days as China tightened its COVID-19 restrictions. The company then said it was trying its best to keep production going at the factory.

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Paul Simao)

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