Hyundai has resumed production at its factory in Nosovice in the Czech Republic.
The plant restarted production on Monday with two shifts, a Hyundai spokesperson told Automotive News Europe.
Hyundai builds the i30 compact car family, Tucson SUV and the full-electric variant of the Kona small crossover at the factory, its only plant in the European Union.
Operating the plant in two shifts instead of three shifts allows for the best possible disinfection and sanitizing between shifts, Hyundai said.
Hyundai is the first automaker to restart production at its Czech operations. TPCA, a joint venture of Toyota and PSA, said it would extend its stoppage to May 4, scrapping plans to relaunch later this week. The country's top exporter, Volkswagen Group's Skoda, has halted output until April 27.
Kia, Hyundai's sister brand, has resumed partial production at its plant in Slovakia. Kia builds the Ceed compact car family and Sportage SUV for European markets at the factory in Zilina.
Hyundai has postponed the reopening of its factory in Izmit, Turkey, by a week until Monday, April 20. The delay will be used to prepare the plant for the production start of the new i20 small hatchback, Hyundai said. The factory will continue to build the i10 minicar.
Reuters contributed to this report