Kia Motors to make face masks to fight coronavirus1 min read . Updated: 25 Mar 2020, 04:08 PM IST
- The announcement follows a similar move by Fiat Chrysler
- The face masks will be made at the company's factory in China
The announcement follows a similar move by Fiat Chrysler, whose CEO Mike Manley said earlier this week that one of the group's plants in Asia would be converted to produce face masks for healthcare workers and would reach a target of one million masks per month in coming weeks.
Kia could make masks at its Yancheng plant after the Chinese government encouraged carmakers to do so, the spokesman said. He declined to comment on possible timing or any manufacturing target.
Kia has suspended production at its Georgia plant in the United States, its Slovakia site and operations in India due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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