March 17, 2020 / 7:59 AM / in 4 months

Renault halts Spain operations after state of emergency declared

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Renault carmaker is pictured at a dealership in Les Sorinieres, near Nantes, France, February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) said on Tuesday that it was halting operations in Spain following the declaration of a state of emergency there in light of the coronavirus crisis.

“Groupe Renault has decided to stop its industrial activity in Spain for the duration of the state of emergency,” Renault said in a statement.

“This decision was communicated yesterday to the unions,” Renault said.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; editing by Jason Neely

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