Toyota says it has resumed operations at a plant in Chengdu, China – which means all four of its China JV factories have restarted manufacturing operations after an extended new year holidays shutdown due to the coronavirus public health crisis.

The restart this week came as the facility secured sufficient workers and ensured its supply chain for components.

Chengdu is one of four cities in China where Toyota produces vehicles jointly with local manufacturers – others are at Guangzhou, Changchun and Tianjin, where operations resumed last week.

The coronavirus outbreak forced the firm to push back a plan to resume production early this month after the end of the Lunar New Year holidays.

With output running at much reduced levels, Toyota officials say they do not know when the Chinese plants will return to normal.

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