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News hardware & software 24 February 2020, 11:38

author: Bart Swiatek

Coronavirus: Samsung Temporarily Shuts Down Its Smartphone Factory

Samsung has decided to close one of its factories for the weekend - a plant located in the Korean city of Gumi, where Samsung Galaxy Fold and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip smartphones are manufactured.

The coronavirus is affecting the industry.


  1. Samsung has closed its smartphone factory in Gumi, Korea for the weekend;
  2. The cause is the detection of COVID-19 coronavirus in one of the employees;
  3. The plant produces Samsung Galaxy Fold and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip devices.

SamMobile reports that Samsung has decided to shut down its smartphone factory in Gumi, South Korea for the weekend. This happened after one of the employees was diagnosed with the dangerous coronavirus COVID-19, which has been spreading panic in Asia and around the world since the beginning of the year.

The plant was reopened, but one of the floors (the one where the patient worked) will remain inaccessible until tomorrow. The company also advised employees to wear masks when returning to work. It is worth noting that the place in question produces mainly devices designed for the higher price segment (the so-called hi-end) - more specifically, Samsung Galaxy Fold and Samsung Galaxy Z Filp folding smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Fold is one of the devices produced in this factory.

According to a map created by scientists from Center for Systems Science and Engineering (part of the Johns Hopkins University), the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection has already reached almost 80 thousand 25 thousand patients have managed to recover. Unfortunately, 2619 people lost the battle against the disease.

  1. Samsung - official website
  2. Coronavirus - interactive CSSE map
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