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Toyota to delay restart of factory operations in Venezuela

Kyodo

Toyota Motor Corp. will delay the restart of its factory operations in Venezuela following a four-month suspension, as the country has extended measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, an official said Monday.

Venezuela is the last country where Toyota’s output has remained suspended since the outbreak of the virus. Toyota had previously planned to resume production on Monday.

Restart plans in the country have not been decided, according to the official.

The automaker has resumed output in more than 20 countries, expecting global auto demand to recover. It produced about 5.63 million vehicles overseas in 2019, of which only 416 units were made in Venezuela.

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