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MSNBC 18 Mar 2020

Ford To Halt North American Production Over Coronavirus Outbreak

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Ford has announced that it will be halting its North American production operations over the coronavirus outbreak. NBC's Tom Costello has details. Aired on 03/18/2020.


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>>> WE HAVE MORE BREAKING NEWS.
>>> WE HAVE MORE BREAKING NEWS. JOINING US ON THE ECONOMIC
JOINING US ON THE ECONOMIC FRONT, NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT
FRONT, NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT TOM COSTELLO WITH BREAKING NEWS
TOM COSTELLO WITH BREAKING NEWS ON THE AUTO INDUSTRY.
ON THE AUTO INDUSTRY. TOM?
TOM? >> WE HAVE JUST A DRAMATIC
>> WE HAVE JUST A DRAMATIC REPORT NOW COMING OUT OF FORD.
REPORT NOW COMING OUT OF FORD. FORD IS NOW GOING TO REDUCE
FORD IS NOW GOING TO REDUCE NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION TO
NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION TO HELP KEEP THE WORKFORCE SAFE, IT
HELP KEEP THE WORKFORCE SAFE, IT SAYS.
SAYS. AND THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING.
AND THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING. THE ENTIRE NORTH AMERICAN
THE ENTIRE NORTH AMERICAN WORKFORCE IT NOW SAYS ISSING GOI
WORKFORCE IT NOW SAYS ISSING GOI TO HALT PRODUCTION AFTER
TO HALT PRODUCTION AFTER THURSDAY EVENING SHIFTS THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING SHIFTS THROUGH MARCH 30th, ANDREA, SO THEY
MARCH 30th, ANDREA, SO THEY COULD THOROUGHLY CLEAN AND SAN
COULD THOROUGHLY CLEAN AND SAN SANITIZE THE PLANTS AND THEY ARE
SANITIZE THE PLANTS AND THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT UAW WORKERS ABOUT
TALKING ABOUT UAW WORKERS ABOUT HOW TO RESTART, ALONG WITH
HOW TO RESTART, ALONG WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES. THEY DID REPORT EARLIER TODAY
THEY DID REPORT EARLIER TODAY THAT A SINGLE EMPLOYEE IN ONE OF
THAT A SINGLE EMPLOYEE IN ONE OF THEIR MICHIGAN PLANTS IN A FINAL
THEIR MICHIGAN PLANTS IN A FINAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING TESTED
ASSEMBLY BUILDING TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 SO THEY’RE
POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 SO THEY’RE NOW TRYING TO REALLY
NOW TRYING TO REALLY DECONTAMINATE THAT BUILDING,
DECONTAMINATE THAT BUILDING, CLEAN THAT BUILDING, BUT IN
CLEAN THAT BUILDING, BUT IN ADDITION THEY’RE HALTING MOST OF
ADDITION THEY’RE HALTING MOST OF THEIR PRODUCTION IN EUROPE, SO
THEIR PRODUCTION IN EUROPE, SO THIS REALLY UNDERSCORES THE
THIS REALLY UNDERSCORES THE ECONOMIC TOLL THIS HAS TAKEN
ECONOMIC TOLL THIS HAS TAKEN WHEN YOU HAVE FORD NOW
WHEN YOU HAVE FORD NOW SUSPENDING OPERATIONS AT ITS
SUSPENDING OPERATIONS AT ITS NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS AND

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