Samsung Electronics confirms coronavirus case at cellphone manufacturing unit advanced in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) mentioned on Saturday that one coronavirus case had been confirmed at its cell gadget manufacturing unit advanced within the southeastern metropolis of Gumi, inflicting a shutdown of its total facility there till Monday morning.

Samsung Electronics, the world’s high smartphone maker, mentioned the ground the place the contaminated worker labored could be shut down till the morning of Feb. 25.

“The corporate has positioned colleagues who got here involved with the contaminated worker in self-quarantine and brought steps to have them examined for doable an infection,” Samsung mentioned in a information launch.

Samsung’s manufacturing unit in Gumi accounts for a small portion of its whole smartphone manufacturing, and it makes high-end telephones, principally for the home market. Samsung produces most of its smartphones in Vietnam and India.

Gumi is near the town of Daegu, residence to a church on the middle of South Korea’s largest coronavirus outbreak.

South Korea mentioned on Saturday that the variety of folks contaminated with the coronavirus within the nation had greater than doubled to 433.

Samsung mentioned manufacturing at its chip and show factories in different elements of South Korea wouldn’t be affected.

Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin. Enhancing by Gerry Doyle

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