Nissan has become the first Japanese carmaker to halt production due to the Coronavirus’s affects just days after Hyundai and Kia did the same in South Korea, while some Chinese manufacturers have switched production to making facemasks.

Wuhan, where the Coronavirus originated, is the capital of the carmaking stronghold of Hubei Province, which is home to Dongfeng and a swarm of joint venture factories and supply operations...

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