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Tesla suspends production at Shanghai plant for 4 days to comply with COVID restrictions – sources

FILE 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 28, 2022

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – U.S. automaker Tesla is suspending production at its Shanghai plant for four days after the city announced on Sunday night it would go into a two-phase lockdown to conduct mass testing for COVID 19, two with the matter said familiar people.

The company has notified its workers and suppliers of the move, the people said.

It first tried to create a closed circuit to continue production and called workers on Sunday, one of the sources said. However, it did allow them to leave that evening after deciding it didn’t have enough supplies for them, the source added.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.

China’s financial hub Shanghai said Sunday it would lockdown the city in two stages to conduct COVID-19 testing for nine days.

Authorities said they would split Shanghai in two for the exercise, using the Huangpu River, which flows through the city, as a guide.

The Tesla factory is located in the new area of ​​Pudong’s Lingang district, which is part of Shanghai’s first phase of lockdown. The lockdown began early Monday and is expected to last through Friday morning.

(Reporting by Zhang Yan and Brenda Goh; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Gerry Doyle)

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