DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. told employees Tuesday it’s banning all nonessential domestic and international air travel at least until March 27 as cases of the coronavirus spread around the world.
Ford also confirmed two employees in China have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and are getting better, Reuters reported.
The automaker has been prohibiting travel to and from China but is extending the ban to all flights within the U.S. and internationally. A spokesman, citing the health and safety of Ford’s employees, said there may be some exceptions, but they’d likely be rare.
The spokesman said the company will reevaluate the date of the ban on a weekly basis and could extend it if necessary.
CNBC first reported the new travel restrictions.
General Motors, meanwhile, said it has no restrictions on domestic travel for employees, but the automaker banned employees from traveling to China, Japan, South Korea and Italy last week. Senior leaders must approve all other international…