General Motors Co. (GM), Ford Motor Co. (F), and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA.MI) plan to close all U.S. auto factories, CNBC reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with their plans. The network said Ford had confirmed the halt in North American after Thursday late shifts and plants will remain closed until March 30. The companies and its main union had agreed late Tuesday to partial shutdowns and further "social distancing" and cleaning measures to protect workers. Tesla Inc.'s (TSLA) factory in California, located in a county under a "shelter in place" order, was recently deemed "nonessential" by local authorities but it has been unclear whether it meant the factory would shut, in part or in whole, and Tesla has not responded to several requests for comment.
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