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Honda to furlough thousands more workers in US amid coronavirus

Automaker is now aiming to resume operations at American factories in early May

Honda has halted its seven plants in the U.S., including one in Ohio.

TOKYO -- Honda Motor will increase the number of furloughed workers in the U.S. as demand for new vehicles continues to decline amid the coronavirus outbreak, the automaker announced Wednesday.

The two-week unpaid leave will apply to several thousand salaried employees working in Ohio and elsewhere, on top of the previously announced more than 10,000 temporary workers. The move highlights the impact of production suspensions on employment.

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