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Samsung temporarily shuts in South Korea after employee tests positive Coronavirus

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Smartphone giant, Samsung Electronics, announced on Saturday that a confirmed case of the coronavirus was found at its facility in the southeastern city of Gumi. This has prompted the company to shut down the plant until Monday morning.

Smartphone giant, Samsung Electronics, announced on Saturday that a confirmed case of the coronavirus was found at its facility in the southeastern city of Gumi. This has prompted the company to shut down the plant until Monday morning. The floor on which the infected worker was stationed will be shut down till the morning of February 25, while the entire facility will be closed till the morning of February 24, the company said. Also, the staff members who were found to have come in contact with the employee have been placed in quarantine. "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,"

The global death toll worldwide stands at 2,361 while the total number of infections has increased to 77,917. China’s Hubei province—the ground zero of the infection—has reported 76,291 cases and 2,250 deaths, making it the worst-hit region.

 

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