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Yamaha Motor to suspend production  from 15 May at two Indian plants due to Covid-19

Yamaha Motor Co said on Monday it will temporarily suspend its motorcycle production at two plants in India to protect employees from a surge in coronavirus infections.

The plants in Surajpur, Uttar Pradesh and Chennai in Tamil Nadu state will halt production between May 15 and 31, a spokesman for the Japanese company said.

A decision on whether the plants will resume production in June onwards will be made after assessing the situation, he said. He did not say whether cases of Covid-19 had been reported at either of the plants.

Many Indian states have imposed strict lockdowns over the past month as Covid-19 infection rates soared.