OREANDA-NEWSHonda's Japanese auto maker again postponed resuming work at its assembly plant in Wuhan, China, which has become the hotbed of the new coronavirus. Now it is supposed to begin after February 24, the company said on Friday.

Previously, Honda planned to resume work next week, another delay was caused by the extension of the hard quarantine regime in Wuhan. Delays in rebuilding the operations of their factories in China were previously reported by Japanese automakers Toyota, Mazda and Nissan. They were also forced to decide to temporarily shut down some production lines in Japan.

An outbreak of the disease caused by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was recorded in Wuhan at the end of December last year. The World Health Organization recognized it as an emergency of international proportions, describing it as an epidemic with many foci. Outside of China, the disease was detected in 24 countries, including Russia. According to the latest data, the number of confirmed cases of the disease in China exceeded 63.8 thousand, 1380 people died, more than 6.7 thousand recovered.