In addition to Honda shuttering its North American plants for one week, several other carmakers have now announced similar measures that will see automotive factories go idle temporarily.
Ford and General Motors announced the temporary shutdown of all their North American plants. The former will idle its factories as of the end of today’s work shift, until March 30; the latter will gradually do the same with its facilities, starting today. Officially, the stoppage there too lasts until March 30 there too.
Ford has confirmed that one its workers at the company’s plant in Wayne, Michigan, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has also announced a total pause in production until March 30. Nissan is doing the same, until April 6.