Toyota curbs Japan production after workers test positive for coronavirus

Toyota says it has paused some production at a plant in central Japan after 14 workers there tested positive for coronavirus.

The planned four-day halt to production at a Tsutsumi factory line, which makes Camry and Corolla models, will cut vehicle output by as many as 1,500 vehicles, a company Spokesperson said.

Toyota on 19 January said it expects to fall short of an annual target to build 9m vehicles by 31 March because a shortage of chips means it is unable to make up for production lost to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions in 2021.