Toyota suspends some of its production due to the COVID outbreak.
On Tuesday, Japan's leading automaker Toyota Motor Corp said that it would suspend the second shift operation of that day at one production line at its factory in central Japan due to an outbreak of COVID-19.
The decision of suspension comes as the automaker seeks to boost its production in earnest after COVID-19 lockdowns in China and a global chip shortage forced it to repeatedly scale back output in the April-June quarter, falling about 10% short of its initially planned target.
Total 16 workers at the Tsutsumi plant is Aichi Prefecture were infected with Covid, making it hard for the company to secure enough workers for operations, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
With this step, an output of about 660 vehicles would be affected by the su