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Ford Motor Co. Shut down 2 U.S. Assembly plant due to Pandemic Covid-19

Ford Motor Co. Shut down 2 U.S. Assembly plant due to Pandemic Covid-19

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During the pandemic Covid-19, if we take for it easy on the control and monitoring process, we definitely will face another outbreak very soon, even though we are able to control it at certain low infection rates. All the works and efforts will be wasted if we do not maintain the same self discipline and covid-19 awareness.

It been a common question being discuss over and over for the past few weeks,

Can we celebrate Hari Raya?
Can we do home visit during Hari Raya?
Can we do open house?

As we seeing a 2 digit infection numbers for past few weeks, it still have not reach to single digit and even W.H.O. said that the covid-19 will always around for next coming months or years.

I personally celebrate all festival in Malaysia (except those celebrated at East Malaysia). I love to have holiday with friend and family, I love to go house to house for visiting and feast. This year, I did not really celebrate my Chinese New Year, we try to avoid to go out with my kids, it does not means it is dangerous out there, but is better to avoid then cure.

Let’s see what happens to other country when they started to kick start back their economy activities. I’m not here to show you that they do not take any precaution, I would like to show you that, the world have not free from Covid-19, and we need to pay extra attention everytime. Pray for the world.


DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co on Wednesday closed two U.S. assembly plants as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked early havoc with the No. 2 U.S. automaker’s plan to restart North American production and begin making its most profitable vehicles again.

Ford closed its Dearborn, Michigan, plant due to a positive COVID-19 test by one worker, while its Chicago assembly plant was closed due to a parts shortage, Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said.

Ford declined to say which supplier had the issue, but a person familiar with the matter told Reuters that Lear Corp had closed a plant in Hammond, Indiana. Lear later confirmed in an email that it had closed the plant due to a positive test.

It was the second day in a row Ford had closed its Chicago plant, after closing it twice on Tuesday after two workers on different shifts also tested positive. Both the Dearborn and Chicago plants are expected to resume production later on Wednesday, Felker said.

In the Dearborn and Chicago positive tests, all exposure occurred outside the workplace, Felker said. Dearborn builds the highly profitable F-150 pickup truck, while the Chicago plant makes the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs.

The U.S. auto industry, including Ford, reopened many plants on Monday after a long shutdown due to the outbreak. To ensure safe operation amid the health crisis, Ford and other automakers and suppliers imposed new safety measures, including screening employees who enter the building, mandating the use of face masks and face shields, and social distancing along the assembly line where possible.

The reopening of car plants will be a closely watched test of whether workers across a range of U.S. industries will be able to return to factories in large numbers without a resurgence of infections.

General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Wednesday they had no issues at any North American plants. (taken from Reuters.com)