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Coronavirus: Aston Martin shuts down its UK factories

Aston Martin has announced that all manufacturing operations at its UK factories will be suspended temporarily from March 24, 2020. The decision was taken to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said: “It is our responsibility to ensure we do all we can to support the Government’s efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the coming weeks and, with the health of our amazing workforce front and centre of our minds, we have taken the tough decision to temporarily suspend operations at our sites around the UK.

“I hope and believe that our national fight against this dreadful virus will be successful and as soon as we have the ability we will, of course, return to normal operations. In the meantime, I would like to wish everyone associated with this great company good luck, and good health.”

Aston Martin’s initial plan is to suspend production till April 20, 2020. However, the automaker will continue to review the situation and will resume operations as soon as it’s reasonable to do so.

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