Samsung’s Gumi plant has 4th coronavirus case confirmed

Joanna Estrada
March 3, 2020

It announced that Samsung will close the Gumi Factory in South Korea again. This didn't work out well because LG Innotek has just shut down one of its factories.

The LG Innoteck plant will also be closed on Monday for disinfection, the official said.

Factories supplying Samsung and Apple as well as Nike's Europe HQ have temporarily closed down due to the coronavirus outbreak after a total of six workers were found to have the disease.

The city of Gumi itself is located in the North-West of the city of Daegu, which is noted as the site of the spread of the corona virus is the largest in South Korea.

South Korea has so far confirmed 3,150 COVID-19 cases, with majority identified in the southeastern city of Daegu and surrounding North Gyeongsang Province. The country's largest companies stand behind the Korean government to control the virus.

Samsung has confirmed the latest corona virus case today. The facility is largely responsible for making the Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy S20, two of Samsung's newest creations unveiled only two weeks ago. The company has chose to temporarily close the mobile phone production line where the employee was working for the weekend.

An employee of a cafeteria partner at Giheung, Gyeonggi Province, where Samsung's semiconductor division is located, was also confirmed in the first round of inspections on February 29. This is to help "improve the capacity utilization rate" at a time when some factories in China are struggling to turn out their usual quantity of components. If necessary, it can prolong downtime.

Samsung has to cope with the drop caused by the corona virus.

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