The Chinese smartphone giant Oppo has suspended its factory operation in Noida after six workers being tested positive for coronavirus. The company resumed its operation with 30% of the employees on Friday, May 15th after being non-operational for weeks due to the nation-wide lockdown. The same factory is also used by OnePlus to assemble their smartphones. Now the company is planning to test 3000 of its employees for COVID-19.
“As an organisation that places the safety of all employees and citizens at the forefront, we have suspended all operations at our manufacturing facility in Greater Noida and initiated the COVID 19 testing for over 3,000 employees, for which results are awaited,” Oppo said in their statement on Sunday.
Samples from 3000+ employees have been collected and have approached the government for coronavirus screening.
“Will only allow employees with negative test results to resume office following all safety protocols. We are undertaking stringent measures to keep the employees safe and disinfecting the premises,” the company added.
OnePlus recently launched OnePlus 8 series and it is likely to be assembled in this plant. OnePlus 8 from the series is now on sale and is available in Amazon. OnePlus has stated that the sales will go as intended.
There has been a total of 255 cases in Gautam Budhha Nagar, Noida as of writing this article, and collected 4738 samples collected.
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