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Nissan temporarily lays off 3,000 workers at Spanish plants

Barcelona and Sunderland, UK, sites remain idle due to disruption in supply chain

Nissan's Barcelona site mainly produces commercial vehicles.

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor will temporarily lay off roughly 3,000 workers at three plants in Spain that have halted production due to the coronavirus outbreak, Nikkei has learned. 

Its plant in Barcelona has remained idle since March 13 as travel restrictions imposed by the Spanish government have cut off supply chains.

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