March 3, 2020 / 8:30 PM / a month ago

Ford limiting company travel; two employees in China have coronavirus

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co told employees on Tuesday it is restricting all company travel to only essential operations through March 27.

The second largest U.S. automaker also confirmed two employees in China had been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Ford Chief Executive Jim Hackett told employees the automaker was "restricting all business air travel, internationally and in-country. For now, this ban is in effect until March 27 and we will revisit the decision weekly." (Reporting by David Shepardson and Ben Klayman; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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