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Coronavirus

Toyota and Honda shut production as Malaysia enters lockdown

Infection surges in Southeast Asia threaten global supply chains

Malaysia will shut most industries through June 14 as it goes into a nationwide lockdown.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE/TOKYO -- Japanese automakers Toyota Motor and Honda Motor will shut down production in Malaysia on Tuesday as the nation goes into a lockdown, raising concerns that surging coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia will cripple global supply chains.

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