MADRID -- Volkswagen hopes to partially reopen its factory in Pamplona, Spain, on April 20 after its closure in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, a spokesman for the plant said on Tuesday.
The plant has around 4,800 workers. It builds the Polo small-segment hatchback and T-Cross small SUV, according to Automotive News Europe's Assembly Plant Map.
The plant in northern Spain should reopen with one of its three daily shifts operating during four days in the first week, and the goal is to extend it to two shifts the following week, depending on how well the supply chain works, the spokesman said.
All workers would wear masks and gloves, and the plant's disinfection would be intensified, he said.