Samsung Closed Its Galaxy Z Flip Factory Due To The Coronavirus

Dhir Acharya - Feb 24, 2020


Samsung Closed Its Galaxy Z Flip Factory Due To The Coronavirus

After an employee tested positive to the coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, Samsung had to close a factory that manufactures the Galaxy Z Flip.

The coronavirus outbreak is having an impact on all aspects of our lives, including the technology world. With the uncontrollable spread of the epidemic, tech firms are closing offices and stores in places affected by the virus, limiting travel as well as preparing for disruptions to an integrated worldwide supply chain. And over the last weekend, as the coronavirus spread to Korea and cases are multiplying, Samsung is suffering too, specifically its new foldable phone Galaxy Z Flip.

Samsung Closed Its Galaxy Z Flip Factory Due To The Coronavirus

The Galaxy Z Flip has just been launched a few weeks and the tech giant shuttered a factory in South Korea that manufactures the foldable phone. The plant was closed after a wireless division employee, who’s in charge of smartphone production, tested positive for the disease.

According to Samsung, an employee was confirmed infected with the coronavirus last Saturday. The factory was closed over the weekend and the impact should be minimal.

The company said that it puts its employees’ health and safety at the highest priority and it has the plan to use all necessary measures to disinfect and contain the disease properly.

Samsung Closed Its Galaxy Z Flip Factory Due To The Coronavirus

Officially named SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China. As of now, it has taken the lives of over 2,000 people while infecting more than 75,000 people worldwide, mostly in mainland China and now South Korea. Other regions with confirmed infection cases include Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

Due to the fear of the coronavirus infection, Facebook canceled its March marketing summit, supposed to take place in San Francisco and attended by 4,000 people. also, the Mobile World Congress was also canceled with concerns over the seriousness of the epidemic.

Samsung is not the first tech giant influenced by the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this month, Apple said that it will probably miss the goal for its quarterly revenue for two reasons: the virus is lowering demand from the Chinese market and reduced production capabilities in the country.

>>> South Korea Imposes Emergency Measures As Coronavirus Cases Double; Surging To 433

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