LJUBLJANA -- Renault plans to cut about 400 of the 3,200 jobs at its Slovenian plant after the coronavirus pandemic hit demand.
In a statement Tuesday, Renault said its Revoz plant in Novo Mesto would drop its third shift due to uncertain conditions on the global car market caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last month the company had said it expected to restart the third daily shift this month.
Renault builds the Clio and Twingo small cars at the factory, alongside the electric Smart ForFour, according to Automotive News Europe's Assembly Plant Map.
The plant suspended production in the middle of March for six weeks due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Slovenia has so far reported 1,467 coronavirus cases and 104 deaths.
The country last week became the first European state to call an end to its coronavirus pandemic, but citizens are still obliged to wear face masks in indoor public spaces, disinfect hands upon entering such spaces and keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from one other.