Nokia final week suspended operations at a telecoms gear manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, the corporate stated on Tuesday, after some staff examined constructive for COVID-19. Nokia didn’t disclose what number of employees on the plant in Sriperumbudur examined constructive, however a supply accustomed to the matter stated they have been no less than 42. The corporate stated it had already applied measures resembling social distancing and modifications to canteen amenities.
The manufacturing facility had begun operations in a restricted method over the previous few weeks, Nokia stated in a press release, after the nation eased the world’s greatest lockdown to kick-start its financial system which has been pummelled by the shutdown.
“We hope to renew operations quickly at a restricted stage with skeletal employees energy,” Nokia added.
Chinese language smartphone maker Oppo final week suspended operations at a just lately re-opened plant on the outskirts of New Delhi after no less than 9 employees examined constructive for the novel coronavirus.
The outbreaks at Nokia and Oppo underline the challenges of easing the two-month nationwide lockdown.
India on Tuesday recorded a complete of 145,380 coronavirus infections and 4,167 deaths, comparatively low figures for the world’s second-most populous nation.
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