Rolls-Royce has been hit by the shutdown of a key supplier in Italy, which makes castings for specialised turbine blades, according to reports by a media outlet. Rolls-Royce has closed its UK civil aerospace facilities for at least a week to implement safety measures aimed at minimising the spread of the coronavirus. The factories are due to come back on stream on Monday. However, productivity is expected to be significantly lower than before the closure, said the media outlet with knowledge of the subject. “It is not going to go back to the way it was,” one employee said.

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