Samsung is forced to temporarily close a second factory due to the COVID-19 outbreak - this time the plant in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It was opened in the summer of 2018 and currently is the biggest smartphone factory of Samsung and that can produce up to 120 million units per year. Starting today, the factory will be closed until March 25, following the government’s request.
Previously the factory in Gumi, South Korea, was also closed twice for brief periods, leaving the Vietnam plan as the only one not to be affected by the outbreak (for now).
Mr Partha Ghosh, Head of Corporate Communications at Samsung India, clarified that the manufacturer has decided "to currently suspend our manufacturing operations and have asked employees at our sales, marketing and R&D offices across India to work from home."