The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease that has claimed the lives of over 2,000 people around the world at the time of writing this has affected the tech industry as well. Mobile World Congress (MWC) that was slated to kick-off on February 24 has been canceled and the supply chains of smartphone brands in China are also expected to take a hit.
Now news coming out of South Korea tells us that Samsung has shut down a smartphone plant in Gumi after an employee got infected with Coronavirus.
Samsung in a news release said that its employees who came in contact with the infected worker are placed in a self-quarantine and it took steps to have them tested for possible COVID-19 infection.
The shutdown of the Gumi factory is unlikely to have any major impact on Samsung’s smartphone manufacturing, since it accounts for a small portion of its total smartphone production.