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Volkswagen extends two-week production lockdown for additional 4 days

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German car manufacturer Volkswagen (VW), on Friday extended its two-week-long suspension of production in its German plants for four additional days due to the coronavirus epidemic.

The company announced that the extension of the suspension of production was due to the falling demand for vehicles and supply chain challenges.

The company said it would also apply for an extension of short-term labour for over 80,000 employees, ending with the night shift on April 9 to April 10.

However, Plants affected are located in Dresden, Emden, Osnabrueck, Wolfsburg, Zwickau and Hannover, where Volkswagen produces utility vehicles, as well as plants in Braunschweig, Kassel, Salzgitter, Chemnitz and Hannover, which belong to Volkswagen Group Components.

The company said it was also preparing to resume production, including increasing the protection of employees.

Edited By: Yahaya Isah/Emmanuel Yashim
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