Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO‘s factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida was shut on Sunday. This came after 6 of the company employees tested positive for novel coronavirus. The factory began operation with 33% of staff from the 8th of May.
The company has now sent around 3,000 employees of the factory for screening. The factory is also used by OnePlus to assemble its phones. “As an organization that places the safety of all our employees and citizens at the forefront, we have suspended all operations at our manufacturing facility in Greater Noida and initiated COVID-19 testing for 3000+ employees, for which results are awaited“, said Oppo India.
“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”, they added.
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The Noida region is a red zone in Uttar Pradesh with 269 cases and 5 deaths so far. Under the lockdown 3.0, the state government allowed resumption of commercial activities even in the red zone with limited staff.