Italian-American auto giant Fiat Chrysler said Monday that it will temporarily suspend production across the majority of its European manufacturing plants.

“The temporary suspension, which will be in effect through March 27, 2020, continues the implementation of a comprehensive set of actions in response to the Covid-19 emergency and enables the Group to effectively respond to the interruption in market demand by ensuring the optimization of supply,” the carmaker said in a statement.

“The suspension of production is being facilitated to enable the Group to be ready to commence production promptly once market conditions allow.”

The company will close six plants in Italy, one in Serbia and one in Poland.

Italy on Sunday announced 368 new deaths in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 1,809, with more than 24,000 cases.

Source: CNN News

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