Production of some Samsung devices could be affected after the Korean phone maker shut down one of its domestic factories due to a Coronavirus scare last weekend.
Located in Gumi, the second largest city in the North Gyeongsang Province of South Korea, the Samsung factory where the Coronavirus incident took place is responsible for production of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Fold that were sold in the local market.
It was reported by Reuters that at least one Samsung employee was diagonized with Coronavirus last week, thus prompting the phone maker to shutdown the Gumi factory till February 24th.
“The company has placed colleagues who came in contact with the infected employee in self-quarantine and taken steps to have them tested for possible infection,” Samsung Electronics said in a statement.
Samsung is the world’s largest maker of smartphones in terms of number of units sold. The South Korean company earlier this month shut down some of its factories in China over fear of Coronavirus.