China’s electric vehicle maker Nio Incorporated said on Saturday, April 9, that it has stopped manufacturing as suppliers were unable to sustain normal operations due to COVID-19 curbs in the country.

According to Reuters, the firm stated that “Since March, due to reasons to do with the epidemic, the company’s supplier partners in several places including Jilin, Shanghai and Jiangsu suspended production one after the other and have yet to recover. Due to the impact of this Nio has had to halt car production.”

The company informed that deliveries for a few clients will be stalled for a period, promising it will work to ensure operation could be resumed as soon as possible.

Nio’s temporary suspension highlighted the sacrifices on the already struggling supply chain that China’s zero-Covid policy demands. The country has been combating the Omicron-led emergence since the end of February, with currently a full city lockdown in Shanghai, China’s financial hub.

Tesla has halted its factory in Shanghai since March 28, Toyota Motor Corporation and Volkswagen AG closed their operations in Changchun, the capital of Jilin province, in mid-March.

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