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Toyota to Restart Three China Plants This Week Amid Virus Fight

  • Global automakers have faced challenges as supply chains hit
  • Operations in Changchun, Guangzhou and Tianjin to be ramped up
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Toyota Motor Corp. will partly resume operations at three plants in China this week, bringing back some of the capacity that had been on an extended halt in response to the coronavirus outbreak that’s killed more than 1,600 people and pitched Asia’s top economy into turmoil.

The factories in Changchun and Guangzhou will restart on Feb. 17, while operations in Tianjin resume the next day, Kensuke Ko, a spokesman for the Japanese automaker, said in an email. The plant in Chengdu will restart after next week, he said.