March 6, 2020 / 8:56 AM / a month ago

Samsung suspends smartphone factory in S.Korea again after new coronavirus case

SEOUL, March 6 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics suspended operations at its smartphone factory in South Korea’s southeastern city of Gumi again on Friday after another worker tested positive for coronavirus, a spokeswoman said.

The plant will resume production on Saturday, she said.

So far, six people who work at the factory complex in Gumi, which makes Samsung’s premium G20 smartphones and Z Flip foldable phones, have contracted the disease, leading to temporary shutdowns.

It temporarily closed the factory last month due to the virus. (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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