Samsung Electronics Confirms Coronavirus Case at the Phone Factory

Samsung Electronics will shut down operations at a plant in Gumi City, South Korea, after an worker was confirmed to be contaminated with the coronavirus.

The suspension will final till Monday morning to forestall the virus from spreading, the corporate stated in an e-mailed assertion. Samsung has two manufacturing strains in Gumi, about 200km south-east of Seoul, for a few of its smartphones.

Samsung has shifted about half of its smartphone manufacturing to Vietnam however nonetheless produces a few of its premium fashions on the Gumi advanced. The stoppage on the plant could have an effect on manufacturing of the Samsung’s high-end fashions together with the foldable Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Fold.  — Reported by Kanga Kong and Sohee Kim, (c) 2020 Bloomberg LP