Due to the outbreak of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) major smartphone and electronic devices makers suspended their operations temporarily in India. The list includes Samsung, LG, Oppo, and Vivo. Samsung closed its one of the biggest factories outside South Korea until March 25. The factory has the capacity to produce up to 120 million units. The company has asked its employees to work from home.
Samsung spokesperson said, “Following the Indian government’s policy, we will temporarily halt operations of our Noida factory until the 25th. We will work hard to make sure there is no setback in supplying our products.”
Other smartphone makers including Oppo and Vivo also shut down their offices and asked their employees to work from home. Following the government order, LG also shut down its factory in Noida until March 31.
As of now, the country has 499 reported cases of COVID-19. Out of 499, 24 COVID-19 patients recovered successfully and discharged.