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Tesla’s Shanghai factory will remain closed for another day as the city faces strict lockdown measures due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, as first reported by Bloomberg† In a company memo obtained by: BloombergTesla reportedly told employees on Sunday to stay home to comply with the city’s COVID restrictions.

a previous report of Reuters indicated that Tesla would resume production at the Shanghai plant on Monday, April 4, as some home orders were expected to end. However, workers in the eastern part of the city – where Tesla’s factory is located – are still facing COVID-related movement restrictionsand there’s no word on when the city plans to lift them.

Tesla closed its factory for the first time on March 28, the start of the city’s two-stage lockdownand initially focused on keeping the factory closed for only four days† The factory will be closed for a week from Monday. Tesla before Shanghai factory closed for two days in mid-March due to a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.

The Shanghai factory is Tesla’s largest and according to Reuters, it produces approximately 6,000 Model 3 and 10,000 Model Y vehicles each week. On Saturday, Tesla reported a record 310,048 vehicle deliveries in the first quarter of 2022, despite Tesla chief executive Elon Musk calling it an “exceptionally” difficult quarter due to supply chain disruptions and the Shanghai factory shutdown. Tesla is set to opening a new factory in Austin, Texas this week, and also opened a factory in Berlin, Germany last month.

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