ROLLS-ROYCE will suspend car production for two weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The high-end auto firm will close its manufacturing plant near Chichester for two weeks from Monday onwards.

Chief executive Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said the “unprecedented” decision had not been taken lightly.


“We are a tight-knit community at the Home of Rolls‑Royce and I have no doubt that our resilience will shine through during this extraordinary time,” he said.

“This action has not been taken lightly.

“But the health and well-being of our exceptional workforce is first and foremost in our minds.

“We are aware that this decision to pause our production will possibly cause some discomfort or inconvenience to a few of our esteemed patrons."

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