OREANDA-NEWS. Japanese motor corporation Nissan Motor, in connection with the spread of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, decided to postpone the start of work at its four assembly plants in China. In three of them, it's planned to resume after February 10, the Japanese news agency reported on Tuesday. At the factory in Hubei, where the highest number of cases was noted, resumption of work is expected after February 14.

Previously, Nissan Motor planned to resume work at its enterprises in China after a break on the occasion of the New Year on the lunar calendar on February 4. Similar delays due to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus have already been announced by other automakers in China, including the Japanese Honda Motor and Mazda Motor.

Chinese authorities at the end of December 2019 recorded an outbreak of pneumonia caused by the 2019-nCoV coronavirus in the large city of Wuhan. In addition to China, the disease was detected in another 23 countries, including Russia. The World Health Organization has recognized the outbreak as an international emergency.

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in China exceeded 20.4 thousand people, 426 died. Another death recorded outside of China - in the Philippines.