GM, Ford and FCA expected to extend coronavirus shutdown into April

Detroit’s Big Three automakers plan to extend a current shutdown of vehicle production in North America into April as the coronavirus pandemic continues, people briefed on the matter said Tuesday. The automakers had said on March 18 they would halt production until at least March 30. Ford Motor Co said in a statement Tuesday it was “not planning to restart our plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico on Monday, March 30 as originally hoped.”