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VW temporarily closes Tianjin plant due to Covid

Volkswagen has temporarily shut down its plant in Tianjin because of a Covid outbreak among its workforce. The car factory in northern China, located about 100 kilometers from the capital Beijing, had already suspended operations earlier in the week after employees contracted the virus, a spokesman said Thursday. On Wednesday, 41 cases of domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms were reported after 33 were reported the day before, according to data from the National Health Commission.

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