Samsung Electronics confirms coronavirus case at mobile device factory in Gumi, South Korea

In a statement, Samsung Electronics stated, a case of infection by coronavirus has been confirmed at one of its mobile device factory in Gumi, South Korea, causing a shutdown of the entire facility until Monday morning.

“The company has placed colleagues who came in contact with the infected employee in self-quarantine and taken steps to have them tested for possible infection,” said Samsung in a news release.

Samsung’s Gumi factory accounts for a small portion of its total smartphone production; the factory makes high-end phones for mostly the domestic market.

Samsung produces the bulk of its smartphones in India and Vietnam.

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

On Saturday, South Korea disclosed, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the country has touched 433.

Production at its chip and display factories in other parts of South Korea will not be affected by this shutdown of the factory in Gumi.

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