Yamaha decides to stop production at its two plants amid COVID-19 surge

Yamaha decides to stop production at its two plants amid COVID-19 surge
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Japanese bike-maker Yamaha Motors has decided to suspend production in India due to the second wave of the deadly COVID-19 disease.

The two-wheeler manufacturer on May 10, 2021, announced to stop production in two of its plants.

While one of the two plants is situated in Uttar Pradesh’s Surajpur, the other is located in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai.

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According to the bike maker, these two plants will remain closed from May 15 to May 31. The production at the plants will be taken after reviewing the COVID-19 situation.

On May 3, Mahindra and Mahindra announced stopping production due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. Due to the same reason, Maruti Suzuki had decided to stop production in Haryana from May 1 to May 9.

The automaker wanted to ensure an adequate supply of medical oxygen for the medical sector. Following the increasing cases of COVID-19, the automaker has extended the shutdown till May 9.

MG Motors also stopped production and closed its Halol plant in Gujarat from May 29 to May 5. Due to the same reason, Toyota Kirloskar Motor decided to stop production from April 26 to May 14.

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