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Hyundai restarts car plants in Russia and Czech Republic

US and Indian sites will remain idle for automaker amid pandemic

Hyundai Motor looks to restart its assembly plant in Turkey next week.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Hyundai Motor has begun resuming operations at Eurasian plants shut down for weeks as a precaution against the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The South Korean automaker restarted its Russian assembly plant in St. Petersburg on Monday, followed by Tuesday's reboot of the factory in the Czech Republic. Hyundai intends to recommence activity at its Turkish plant on April 21.

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