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Nissan to keep Sunderland plant closed until June

Vehicle production at Nissan’s Sunderland Plant will continue to be suspended until early June.

The manufacturer stopped production on March 17, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Nissan confirmed the suspension will now continue throughout May and it is currently planning a phased resumption of production in early June.

A statement issued by Nissan said: “During this period the majority of plant employees will remain furloughed, and we are grateful for the government support that has enabled us to take this action.

“Our goal is to navigate through this crisis while maintaining activities critical for business continuity and to make sure we are prepared for the time when business resumes in Europe and we can welcome the Nissan team back to work.”

Production at other UK car plants has started to resume already. Bentley and Rolls Royce eave already started the process of restarting production and Vauxhall is currently working on a strategy to get Ellesmere Port open again.

In Europe, PSA Groupe and VW Group started opening their plants last week.

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