Samsung Electronics' Gumi Plant has reported another confirmed COVID-19 case. However, the company has decided to operate the plant normally without a partial closure.
The latest case was the seventh at Samsung’s plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province. The infected person is an employee of the Wireless Business Division of Gumi Plant 2 and has been under self-quarantine since Feb. 28 after a suspected contact with an infected employee. "The employee has not entered Gumi Plant 2 since Febr. 25," a Samsung Electronics official said.
Earlier, Samsung Gumi Plant reported six confirmed cases, including four employees at the Wireless Business Division of Gumi Plant 1, a bank employee at the same plant, and an employee of the Network Business Division at Gumi Plant 1. As plant closures continued, Samsung Electronics announced on March 6 that some of the premium smartphones it had produced in Gumi will be produced in Vietnamese factories temporarily.
Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics has also decided to stop operating its TV factory in Slovakia for a week starting March 23 in an effort to cope with the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Europe.