Samsung Electronics shuts South Korean smartphone plant


    Samsung Electronics said on Saturday that one coronavirus case had been confirmed at its smartphone factory complex in the South Korean city of Gumi.

    The plant has been shut down until Monday morning, while the floor where the infected employee worked will be closed until February 25, Samsung said in a statement.  

    “On Feb. 22, an employee working at Samsung Electronics’ Gumi Complex was tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19),” Samsung said.

    “The company plans to implement all necessary measures for disinfection and containment promptly.”

    The company has also identified colleagues who came in contact with the infected employee, and has taken measures to place them in isolation and get them tested.



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