NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The North American subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., the world's largest tire maker by sales, hasn't been affected by the Wahun, China, coronavirus.
"Our most important priority is to ensure the well-being and safety of our employees and the integrity of our operations," Bridgestone said in a statement. "At this time, we've had no impact to our operations or personnel in the region, but we are monitoring the situation closely and will take any necessary steps as things progress."
Goodyear, meanwhile, has suspended operations at two facilities in China until at least Feb. 9 over concerns about coronavirus.
Goodyear said it suspended operations at its Chinese headquarters in Shanghai, as well as its tire plant in Pulandian, until at least Feb. 9, and said it will continue "to work with the Chinese government to determine the appropriate time to reopen these facilities."
More than 600 have died after contracting the coronavirus, and a majority of those deaths have come in China. There have been a dozen confirmed cases in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.