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- Global cases: More than 595,000
- Global deaths: At least 27,300
- Top 5 countries: United States (103,942), Italy (86,498), China (81,897), Spain (65,719) and Germany (50,871)
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 9:19 a.m. Beijing time.
11:30 am: Hyundai extends production suspension in US plant
Automaker Hyundai Motor said it was extending production suspension at its assembly and manufacturing plant in Alabama till April 10 to “to protect the health and well-being of our fellow team members and communities.” The plant is set to resume production on April 13.
“In addition, we must adjust vehicle production to match the anticipated economic impact of the pandemic,” Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama said in a statement.
The facility employs about 3,000 people, who would be…