Elon Musk reopens California Tesla factory in defiance of lockdown order


CEO announces electric carmaker will begin production on Monday after company sues county over Covid-19 restrictions

Elon Musk announced on Twitter that Tesla would resume production at its northern California factory on Monday afternoon, in defiance of a local public health order designed to slow the spread of coronavirus.

“Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules,” the billionaire CEO tweeted. “I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.”

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