Samsung temporarily closes its smartphone factory in India to fight COVID-19 spread
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. A spokesperson told Indian media that the company “is working hard to make sure there is no setback in supplying” smartphones.
Fellow South Korean company LG will also comply with the government’s advice and will shut down its two factories – the one for appliances in Noida and another in Pune, but they will remain closed until the end of the month.