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Toyota to halt plants in Europe as COVID variant disrupts traffic

Factory operations in UK and France to be suspended starting on Tuesday

Trucks are stuck on the M20 motorway ahead of the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone, Britain, on Dec. 18.   © Reuters

LONDON -- Toyota Motor's European subsidiary has revealed it will suspend operations at its factories in the U.K. and France on Tuesday in response to the spread of the coronavirus variant that has stopped the flow of logistics between the countries.

The factories were planned to close for winter vacation on Thursday, but Toyota has made the decision to close two days earlier.

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