A Toyota spokesperson reportedly the company is preparing for the return to normal operations from February 17.
The closure affects 12 plants operated by Toyota in mainland China with joint venture partners GAC Motor and FAW Group. These include four car manufacturing plants and eight plants that manufacture components.
China is the world’s biggest auto market. Toyota produced about 1.4 million vehicles for the Chinese market last year, representing an increase of more than six percent from the prior year.
The factories of other major automakers in China also continue to remain closed since late January as authorities in China try to halt the spread of the virus.
Automakers remain concerned whether they can return to full production in China after reopening due to potential supply chain disruptions following the coronavirus outbreak.
China’s National Health Commission said Friday that the death toll in the country related to the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 636, while the number of people infected increased to 31,161.