By Jessica Sier
Ford Motor Co. said Friday that it will extend the temporary suspension of vehicle production across Europe until May 4, with the exception of Spain which will stay offline until April 27.
The American automaker has factories in Germany, Spain and Romania, which have been halted since March 19, as well as in the United Kingdom, which have been closed since March 23.
These closures are in place to limit the spread of coronavirus between staff and in response to government restrictions, Ford said in a statement.
"We are hopeful the situation will improve in the coming month; our plans to restart operations, however, will continue to be informed by prevailing conditions and guidance of national governments," said Stuart Rowley, president of Ford Europe.
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