Kia apoplectic the operations of two plants in Gwangmyeong, aloof south of Seoul, from backward Wednesday and beatific all of the 6,000 bulb workers home, a aggregation agent said over the phone.
“As of 3:30 p.m., nine accumulation band workers were accepted to accept been adulterated with the virus,” he said.
The aggregation will adjudge on back to resume the plants’ operations depending on the bloom authorities’ guidance, the agent said.
Kia produces the K9 flagship sedan, the Stinger sports car and the Carnival minivan at the No. 1 bulb in Gwangmyeong and the Pride auto and the Stonic auto action account agent at the No. 2 plant.
The aggregation is accepted to ache some assembly losses if the plant’s abeyance continues for several days. The two plants in Gwangmyeong accept a accumulated accommodation of 320,000 units a year.
It has accustomed about 40,000 preorders for the all-new Carnival, which was launched aftermost month.
Kia has eight plants in Korea — two in Gwangmyeong, three in Hwaseong and three in Gwangju — and seven across ones — three in China and one anniversary in the United States, Slovakia, Mexico and India. Their all-embracing accommodation is 3.84 actor units. (Yonhap)