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GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler announce plan to halt production

General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler announced plans Wednesday to close all of their factories due to worker fears about COVID-19.
In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a United Auto Workers assemblyman installs seating in a 2018 Ford F-150 truck being assembled at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

DETROIT (WTHR/AP) - General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler announced plans Wednesday to close all of their factories due to worker fears about COVID-19.

According to the UAW, Ford will suspend production at all manufacturing plants in North America through March 30 to clean its facilities and protect the workforce.

Ford says the closure will start at the end of Thursday evening shifts.

GM and Fiat Chrysler have not said when or how long their plant closures will be.