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Volkswagen halts output at three Polish plants over coronavirus

General view of the newly opened Volkswagen factory in Wrzesnia near Poznan

WARSAW (Reuters) - Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> will halt the production of commercial vehicles at its plants in Poznan, Swarzedz and Września in Poland starting on Thursday, the company said in a statement late on Wednesday.

"The pandemic caused by coronavirus clearly impacts our whole operation...Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has decided to halt production in all three production factories," said Thomas Sedran, the head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, in the statement.

The measures will be in place for at least two weeks, the company said.

Volkswagen said earlier this week that it would suspend production at a number of its sites in Europe.


(Reporting by Joanna Plucinska; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)