Tesla Says ‘Public Health Epidemic Originating In China’ A ‘Risk Factor’ For Its Business

The electric vehicles maker didn’t mention the virus by its name but referred to a “public health epidemic originating in China” that started late last year, as noted first by CNBC. The company’s Shanghai “gigafactory,” as it refers to its manufacturing plants, was closed for about two weeks from January 29 to February 10 due to the outbreak.