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Honda resumes limited output at car plant in virus-hit Wuhan, China

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co <7267.T> on Wednesday said that limited operations had resumed at its production site in Wuhan, the epicentre of China's coronavirus outbreak where some workers returned to their jobs after a month-long shut down of offices, schools and factories.

The Japanese automaker said that it would gradually resume vehicle production at the plant, which produces popular models including the CR-V SUV crossover for the world's biggest auto market.

Earlier in the day, government authorities in Wuhan, a major manufacturing centre in the country, lifted restrictions on a limited number of key industries in the city, allowing some people to return to work.

Rival Nissan Motor Co <7201.T>, which also operates a vehicle manufacturing plant in Hubei province, plans to partially resume production at the site along with another plant in Zhengzhou, Henan province, sometime this week, a company spokeswoman in China told Reuters.

(Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)