February 3, 2020 / 9:48 AM / in 2 months

France's Renault extends Wuhan plant closure to Feb. 13

Employees work at Renault's assembly plant in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, February 1, 2016. Renault plans to put China at the centre of its strategic plan for 2017-2022, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Monday at the inauguration of the firm's first assembly plant in Wuhan, central China. REUTERS/Darley Shen

PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) will extend a shutdown at its factory in China’s Wuhan until Feb. 13, in line with the Chinese government’s guidance over the coronavirus for workers in the city and extended Lunar New year holidays, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

Renault’s plant, where it employs around 2,000 people, had been to re-open on Feb. 10.

Other carmakers in the area, including French rival PSA Group, which makes Peugeot cars, have taken similar measures.

Reporting by Gilles Guillaume, Writing by Sarah White

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