Seoul: Samsung’s factory in Suzhou, China, was temporarily closed after a COVID-19 infection was reported, sources said Wednesday.
Local employees tested positive for the virus the day before, and factories that manufacture home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners were partially closed.
The patient is said to have been infected with the virus by a family working in the high-tech Suzhou Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province.
China has maintained a “zero tolerance” policy for the COVID-19 pandemic and used strict lockdowns and tests to eradicate the infection, the Yonhap News Agency reports.
Chinese health officials are conducting a mass inspection of about 4,000 Samsung workers who have been banned from leaving the factory premises since Tuesday, sources said.
Some workers are said to be independent and others are said to be working in shifts. The impact of the shutdown was not immediately apparent.
Samsung’s semiconductor facility, also in the park, will not be affected by the closure.
https://www.siasat.com/samsungs-factory-in-china-temporarily-closed-after-covid-19-case-2277057/ Samsung factory in China was temporarily closed after the COVID-19 incident