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Nissan will suspend U.S. production through April 6

March 18 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co said Wednesday it will temporarily suspend production at its U.S. manufacturing to boost containment efforts around the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The Japanese automaker said the suspension will start March 20 and run through April 6. Nissan said there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus at any Nissan facility. Numerous other automakers on Wednesday announced temporary shutdowns. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Sandra Maler)