By Neha Sinha, Updated : May 18, 2020 12:51 IST
Greater Noida: Oppo mobile factory shuts after six employees test positive for COVID19

On Sunday, Six employees of Oppo mobile company's factory in Greater Noida have tested positive for COVID19. All operations at the factory have been suspended. Operations there resumed on May 8, 2020. Mobile device maker Oppo said it discontinued manufacturing at the Greater Noida plant after some employees tested positive for Covid-19, and is awaiting test results from the 3,000 employees.

Oppo spokesperson said 'we have suspended all operations at our manufacturing facility in Greater Noida and initiated COVID testing for 3,000+ employees, for which results are awaited,' and he also declares that 'We will only allow employees with negative test results to resume the position following all safety protocols.' 'We are taking strict measures to keep employees safe and to disinfect facilities.

Oppo mobile factory shuts after 6 employees test positive

'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 said in a statement, as reported by news agency ANI.

Company officials, however, declined to disclose the name of the hospital where employees have been isolated. "We have brought the matter up to the district administration,' said the spokesman. However, despite repeated attempts, neither the district magistrate nor the medical director could be available to confirm positive OPPO-related cases.

Oppo mobile factory shuts

However, this has not affected Vivo's manufacturing as the construction site is nearly 15 km away from its operating unit, the sources said. OPPO and Vivo, along with other leading device manufacturers, resumed manufacturing at their Noida and Greater Noida factories with a 30% workforce beginning May 8.

OPPO restarted manufacturing operations with a 30% workforce, with around 3,000 employees working on a rotation of more than 10,000 employees at its facility based in Kasna, Greater Noida. Vivo also resumed production at its production facilities with approximately 30 percent of its working capacity.

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