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Tesla resumes production at its Shanghai plant

04/20/2022 - 11:23

US electric car maker Tesla resumed production at its Shanghai plant on Tuesday after city authorities issued guidelines to restore production after a general lockdown due to the largest COVID-19 outbreak, China Daily reported on Wednesday.

The plant's employees, numbering about 8,000, returned to their workplaces as early as Monday and Sunday, making it possible to resume work in the battery and electrical equipment manufacturing workshops early Tuesday morning.

The company intends to increase productivity over the next three to four days in order to restore single-shift work, the report added.

The plant told the newspaper that it was strictly following all the rules laid down by the city authorities on pandemic prevention and control, for example, all employees undergo antigen tests in the morning and PCR tests in the evening.

A number of Tesla parts suppliers from Shanghai have also reportedly resumed operations, while the city's neighbouring provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu have restored supply chains.