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Tesla unable to restart Shanghai production on Monday

Reuters reported earlier on Sunday that the U.S. automaker intended to resume production on Monday, citing two sources, as it expected to see its first group of workers released from a city-imposed lockdown to combat a increase in COVID-19 cases.

However, Monday’s production plans have now been canceled, according to the notice, which did not specify the reasons or specify when the company expected activity to resume.

Production at Tesla’s Shanghai factory, which produces cars for the Chinese market and is also a crucial export hub, has been halted since March 28 after the government launched a two-stage lockdown that began in the areas east of the Huangpu River of the city where the factory is located.

You’re here (TSLA) had originally hoped to halt operations for only four days, but canceled production plans for Friday and Saturday after authorities extended strict movement restrictions in the eastern half of the city. Almost all of Shanghai is currently in lockdown.

The current shutdown marks one of the longest suspensions since the start of factory production in late 2019. Tesla is making 6,000 Model 3s and 10,000 Model Ys a week at its Shanghai factory, one said. sources.

Tesla did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

“It was an *unusually* difficult quarter due to supply chain disruptions and China’s zero COVID policy,” CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet on Saturday.

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