Coronavirus Forces Samsung To Temporarily Shut Down Its Galaxy Z Flip Factory In South Korea
The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease that has claimed the lives of over 2,000 people around the world at the time of writing this has affected the tech industry as well. Mobile World Congress (MWC) that was slated to kick-off on February 24 has been canceled and the supply chains of smartphone brands in China are also expected to take a hit.
Now news coming out of South Korea tells us that Samsung has shut down a smartphone plant in Gumi after an employee got infected with Coronavirus.
This factory, where Samsung manufactures Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip, will remain shut until February 24 and access to the floor where the employee worked will be off the limits until February 25.
Samsung in a news release said that its employees who came in contact with the infected worker are placed in a self-quarantine and it took steps to have them tested for possible COVID-19 infection.
The shutdown of the Gumi factory is unlikely to have any major impact on Samsung’s smartphone manufacturing, since it accounts for a small portion of its total smartphone production.