By Andrew Tangel 

Boeing Co. said it would suspend production in the Seattle area this week to help curb the spread of the coronavirus among its factory workers.

The suspension is expected to last 14 days and begin Wednesday, Boeing said on Monday. The plane maker said it would begin with a reduction of operations on Monday.

"This necessary step protects our employees and the communities where they work and live," said Boeing Chief Executive David Calhoun.

Write to Andrew Tangel at Andrew.Tangel@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 23, 2020 13:29 ET (17:29 GMT)

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