Dow Jones Newswires: Volkswagen postpones reopening of some Chinese plants amid coronavirus spread

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Volkswagen AG said Saturday that it has postponed production at some of its plants in China as the deadly coronavirus continues to spread.

Saic Volkswagen — a joint venture between the German car maker VOW, -1.77%  and SAIC Motor Corp. 600104, +0.94%  — has postponed the production at its factories until Feb. 17, Volkswagen said. Only one of its plants, in Shanghai, will restart earlier, on Feb. 10.

FAW-Volkswagen, a joint venture between FAW Group and Volkswagen, will resume production in China on Feb. 10, except for its site in Tianjin which will resume one week later.

“We are working hard on getting back to normal production processes, facing challenges due to the nationwide re-starting of supply chains as well as limited travel options for our production employees,” Volkswagen said.

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