Renault, Daimler under its Mercedes-Benz brand, Nissan and Toyota are the latest manufacturers to announce a suspension of activities.
Volkswagen had already confirmed on March 19 it would stop output in Brazil for 12 days from March 24
. Meanwhile, Scania will halt operations from March 26 to April 4, and Volvo has chosen to cut truck production
from March 23 to the end of the month.
Renault said it will suspend activities at its Ayrton Senna facility in São José dos Pinhais, in the southern state of Paraná, from March 29 to April 1. It plans to resume output on April 5, after the Good Friday holiday.
"Renault do Brasil will suspend production… to contribute with social distancing… and in line with the metalworkers' union of Curitiba [the Paraná capital]," the company said....