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Nokia halts operations at plants as staff test positive for COVID-19

Nokia halts operations at plants as staff test positive for COVID-19
Nokia halts operations at plants as staff test positive for COVID-19

Nokia has reportedly, suspended its operations at a manufacturing plant of telecom gear located in a southern state India right after the company reported that few of its employees had tested positive for coronavirus.

Apparently, Nokia made sure not to disclose the number of workers that had tested positive at the plant located in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, however, sources familiar with the matter reported that they were a minimum of 42 employees who had tested positive.

The company had stated that it had already imposed measures like social distancing and even brought changes to several canteen facilities. The factory had started with the operations in a very restricted and limited manner over the past couple of weeks.

The announcement was made India had eased down the biggest lockdown of the world in order to kick-start the economy that has severely plummeted on account of the shutdown following the pandemic spread.

Nokia commented that it is hoping that it shall resume its operations as fast as it can at a certain restricted and limited level with a skeleton strength of staff.

According to reliable sources, OPPO, the Chinese smartphone maker had also reportedly suspended all operations over the last week at a plant that has been recently opened towards the outskirts of New Delhi after about nine of the workers there had tested positive for the novel virus.

The sudden outbreaks at both OPPO and Nokia plants have highlighted the impending challenges of easing down the nationwide lockdown for two months.

For the record, India had recently recorded an overall number of 145,380 infections of coronavirus along with the death toll that has crossed 4,167. These figures are comparatively lower numbers as the second most populated nation in the world and comparison to the other countries around the world.

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