Nissan's US operations based in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, announced that, from today, 16 March, it had directed those with the ability to work remotely to do so until further notice.

"This action is out of an abundance of caution to help reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus and to allow us to redeploy resources for the employee populations who are unable to work remotely," the automaker said in a statement.

"The safety and well-being of Nissan employees is always our highest priority."