Nissan North America has announced that production in its U.S. facilities will be suspended from March 20 through April 6, 2020.
The said official media advisory is an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, which has reached more than 7,500 cases as of this writing.
The Nissan U.S. plants, located in Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi, are home to manufacturing most of the Nissan’s passenger and utility vehicles – from the Altima midsize sedan to the Titan full-size pickup truck.
In line with this, Nissan said that there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus at any Nissan facility. Essential parts of the business will continue to operate, according to the announcement.
The novel coronavirus has affected the automotive industry as early as February. The 90th edition of the Geneva Motor Show has been canceled, while the 2020 New York Motor Show has been rescheduled to August, as announced last week.