Volkswagen has announced today that its factories in Brazil will remain closed throughout April and the decision on whether to open them back up again in May remains to be seen. Throughout the world and mostly in Europe and the UK, car factories starting closing down in March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Volkswagen is working closely with the unions in Brazil, a deal has been made to keep the workers pay the same – however the Brazilian government will help contribute.

Tire manufacturer Pirelli has two factories in Brazil and today the company announced today that production will be starting back up again soon, but in limited quantities and with ample social distancing taking place.