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Samsung shuts down Galaxy Z Flip factory due to confirmed Covid-19 case

By Cookie Monster - on 24 Feb 2020, 7:35am

Samsung shuts down Galaxy Z Flip factory due to confirmed Covid-19 case

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

Samsung is shutting down a smartphone plant in Gumi City, South Korea after an employee was confirmed to be infected with the Covid-19 virus. 

According to a local news report, the infected employee is reportedly from the wireless division that is in charge of smartphone production. To prevent the virus from spreading to other employees, Samsung closed the factory over the weekend and sterilize the work spaces.

Other employees who had been in contact with the infected staff have been quarantined. Employees are told to wear masks when they return to work and are refrained from domestic travel. Shuttle bus services between the Gumi plant and the headquarter office have also been suspended.

The Gumi factory is known to be manufacturing some of Samsung's most premium devices which include the recently announced Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Fold. Samsung claims the impact on smartphone production is minimal.

Source: Hankyung via SamMobile