Coronavirus live updates: VW extends Chattanooga plant closure to April 12, Amazon gives workers face masks
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10:23 am: Volkswagen extends Tennessee plant shutdown
Volkswagen extended the temporary shutdown of its Chattanooga plant in Tennessee until 10 p.m. April 12 due to the coronavirus. The plant was expected to reopen earlier this week. It ended production on March 21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The health and safety of our team remains our highest priority,” the German automaker said in a statement. “We will continue to monitor the situation and will take any and all additional steps as they become necessary, communicating updates as …continued .
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