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Detroit automakers to shut down factories

Posted at 2:30 PM, Mar 18, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Two people briefed on the matter say Detroit's three automakers have agreed to close all of their factories due to worker fears about the coronavirus. Automakers are expected to release details of the closure later today. The United Auto Workers union has been pushing for factories to close because workers are fearful of coming into contact with the virus. The people didn't want to be identified because no official announcement has been made.