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Toyota to halt Indonesia production as Jakarta locks down

Honda and Mitsubishi cut output with outbreak hitting sales

A Toyota Motor plant in Indonesia's West Java province.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Toyota Motor will temporarily shut down production in Indonesia, Nikkei learned Thursday, with the government ordering a partial lockdown in the capital to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Toyota will halt operations from Monday through April 17. Toyota subsidiary Daihatsu Motor is to suspend production for eight days starting Friday.

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