Authorities have ordered quarantine Samsung factories that produce displays in Vietnam. To report it Reuters explaining that authorities in northern Vietnam have ordered people working in Samsung Display facilities to remain in quarantine after an employee of the company tested positive for the new coronavirus.
A 25 year old worker of the EQC-SI unit of the Samsung Display factory in the province of Bac Ninh (a city a city of the homonymous province), Sunday 12 April tested positive for the new coronavirus as reported by the anti-COVID-19 task force which operates in the surroundings of Bac Giang province.
The parent company, Samsung Electronics, confirmed the case but says that the incident will have no impact on Samsung Display's Vietnam production. Nguyen Huong Giang, chairman of the Bac Ninh Province People's Committee, told the state broadcaster VTV on Monday 13 April that 44 people were quarantined, and that the facility and buses used to transport workers were sprayed. with disinfectant.
Although it is a small production plant, that of Bac Ninh, fundamental for Samsung and the first one opened in Vietnam in 2008, followed by two others subsequently, responsible for about a quarter of the annual exports of these products that start from the nation, for an amount of 60 billion dollars.
The site AppleInsider reports that it is clear whether the Bac Ninh facility also produces displays for Apple. However, Samsung has long since increased its display production in Vietnam. The expansion plans have been affected by the nation's policies on the coronavirus issue, in other words, not allowing Samsung's engineers to travel around the country.
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