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Toyota and Honda shut Malaysia plants as lockdown blocks commute

Automakers removed at last minute from 'essential industries'

A Honda showroom in Malaysia's Johor Bahru: The automaker suspended production at two factories in the country.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Toyota Motor and Honda Motor have halted operations at multiple plants in Malaysia, Nikkei has learned, due to the strict lockdown imposed by the government to combat a surge in coronavirus infections.

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