Canon has announced it will be suspending operations at five of its plants on Japan’s Kyushu island due to supply shortages from China caused by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The five factories, located in the Oita, Miyazaki and Nagasaki prefectures, produce cameras and other photographic gear. The manufacturing facilities will shut down from March 2 to March 13, with Nikkei (translated) reporting these missed production days will be made up at a later time in the year when the supply of parts is more stable.
DPReview has contacted Canon for more details on what products these closures will affect. We will update this article accordingly if we receive a response.
This post was originally published by DP Review/ Gannon Burgett - Mar 2, 2020