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Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, and LG shut smartphone factories in India until March 25th

The deadliest Coronavirus is taking many lives and companies as properly. Lockdowns are moving into a number of nations in order that their respective authorities might fight it to a minimum of some degree and in the end be capable of flatten the curve. And now, following the outbreak, a number of main smartphone manufacturers should shut down their factories in India.

Reportedly, Samsung, LG, Oppo, and Vivo have all shut their factories within the nation following the requests from native authorities. Their factories will stay down shut until March 25. Manufacturing vegetation of Samsung, Oppo, Vivo situated in Greater Noida, a suburban metropolis in UP should stay closed a minimum of until March 25th or till additional discover.

Samsung’s Greater Noida manufacturing unit is its largest manufacturing facility on this planet the place it produces 120M smartphone items yearly. The manufacturing unit additionally produces a variety of Samsung’s residence home equipment like sensible TVs, air conditioners, fridges, washing machines, and so on.

Samsung India’s spokesperson shared the next assertion with ZDNet,


Following the Indian authorities’s coverage, we are going to briefly halt operations of our Noida manufacturing unit till the 25th. We will work laborious to ensure there isn’t a setback in supplying our merchandise.

Another supply instructed The Economic Times that apart from briefly shutting operations on the Greater Noida manufacturing unit, Samsung has instructed the R&D staff working on the manufacturing unit and the non-factory staff to make money working from home.

In an identical transfer, LG has additionally shut down its manufacturing plant in Greater Noida. According to ET, Vivo has already ordered non-factory staff to make money working from home. On the opposite hand, Ericsson and Nokia are nonetheless persevering with with the manufacturing at their Pune and Chennai factories.

An organization spokesperson mentioned,

“Ericsson facility in Pune will be working based on social distancing principle that is 50 percent workforce. The work is based on exemption granted by the relevant authorities.”

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