German carmaker Audi will halt production at its plant in Győr, northwestern Hungary, next Monday due to the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainties in component supply, the Hungarian news agency MTI reported on Tuesday.
“The Volkswagen Group is suspending production at most of its sites,” and the measure affects Audi AG’s plant in Győr, MTI said citing a statement from Audi.
The company plans to halt production in an organized and controlled manner by the end of the current week, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, Hungary is closing its borders to all personal travel with the exception of nationals returning to the country, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on Monday.
According to the Hungarian government’s updated statistics, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases stood at 50 on Tuesday, with two reported recoveries, one fatality. And 137 people are in quarantine.