Samsung Electronic devices verifies coronavirus case at phone factory complex in South Korea

Samsung Electronic devices verifies coronavirus case at phone factory complex in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics (005930 KS) said on Saturday that a person coronavirus case had been validated at its mobile phone factory complex in the southeastern city of Gumi, causing a shutdown of its entire facility there until Monday morning.

Samsung Electronics, the world’s top mobile phone maker, stated the floor where the contaminated employee worked would be shut down till the early morning of Feb.25

” The company has actually positioned associates who can be found in contact with the infected staff member in self-quarantine and taken steps to have them checked for possible infection,” Samsung said in a news release.

Samsung’s factory in Gumi represent a small portion of its overall smart device production, and it makes high-end phones, mainly for the domestic market. Samsung produces the majority of its smart devices in Vietnam and India.

Gumi is close to the city of Daegu, home to a church at the center of South Korea’s largest coronavirus break out.

South Korea stated on Saturday that the variety of individuals contaminated with the coronavirus in the nation had more than doubled to433

Samsung said production at its chip and display factories in other parts of South Korea would not be impacted.

Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin. Editing by Gerry Doyle

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