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Tesla production to be suspended in New York, California

Tesla is temporarily suspending production at its factories in California and New York on Monday due to coronavirus. 

The announcement came as the electric car maker faced pressure to comply with orders from local health authorities to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tesla had argued it was exempt from a recent shelter-in-place order in Fremont, California. 

Tesla says it will keep running some “basic operations” such as its charging infrastructure

“In the past few days, we have met with local, state and federal officials.  We have followed and are continuing to follow all legal directions and safety guidelines with respect to the operations of our facilities, and have honored the federal government’s direction to continue operating,” Tesla said in a statement. “Despite taking all known health precautions, continued operations in certain locations has caused challenges for our employees, their families and our suppliers.”

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