Kia Motors has temporarily closed two of its factories in the Republic of Korea due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Yonhap reports.
According to a representative of the corporation, at two factories located in the city of Gwangmyeong, eight cases were identified working on an assembly line. In this regard, on Wednesday evening, it was decided to suspend the work of the factories in order to carry out disinfection there, and send six thousand employees home.
It is noted that the company will make a decision to resume the work of the factories after consulting with representatives of state quarantine authorities.
Kia Motors has eight factories in South Korea and seven more overseas: three in China and one each in the United States, Slovakia, Mexico and India.