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Shutdowns ripple across supply chains in coronavirus domino effect

Production cuts by automakers threaten furnace closures by steelmakers

A production line at Hitachi Construction Machinery's joint venture plant in India.

TOKYO -- "We will have to halt shipments in several hours" -- the plant manager was frantic on Tuesday night as the start of India's three-week nationwide lockdown approached.

The directive from Prime Minister Narendra Modi was about to shutter a factory operated by Hitachi Construction Machinery and the Tata group until April 14, along with millions of other businesses. 

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