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Coronavirus: Mercedes to Gradually Restart Production at Hungary Base

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.04.23.

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz will gradually restart production at its plant in Kecskemét, in central Hungary, from April 28, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary said on Thursday.

The plant will reopen parallel with the introduction of strict hygiene and health protection measures to ensure workers’ safety and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Production at the plant in Kecskemét was suspended on March 20 because of the pandemic.

The plant’s workers all received their base salaries during the shutdown.

Mercedes employs more than 4,400 people at its Kecskemét plant.

Featured photo illustration by Csaba Bús/MTI