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Tesla shuts down Shanghai plant as COVID cases in China surge


Tesla suspended production at its busiest facility in Shanghai, in accordance with an internal memo.

No reason was given for the work stoppage, in accordance with Reuters, whose reporters saw the communication. It simply told the morning shift employees they may start their holiday break early.

Earlier this month, Elon Musk’s electric vehicle manufacturer said that it was stopping work ahead of the vacation break, however the expected shutdown got here sooner than announced.

Tesla had planned to suspend production of Model Y vehicles from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1.

The work stoppage comes amid a surge in COVID infections in China. Staff have been calling in sick on the plant, in accordance with the news service.

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