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(Last Updated On: May 27, 2020)

A week ago, Nokia suspended operation at its telecom equipment manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, after a couple of their employees had tested positive for COVID-19. 

The company has not yet revealed how many of its employees at the Sriperumbudue plant had tested positive for the virus, but sources say that it is at least 42 people. 

Necessary social distancing measures have already been applied as well as changes have been made to canteen facilities.

In the last few weeks, the factory had started operating in a restricted manner, once the lockdown had been eased around the country.

“We hope to resume operations soon at a restricted level with skeletal staff strength,” Nokia said.

Last week, Oppo, the Chinese smartphone maker had also suspended its operations at one of their plants that had been recently opened in Delhi after nine of the factory workers had tested posit6ive for the virus as well.

These necessary changes made by both companies are all challenges that come with trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Yesterday, India had reported 145,380 coronavirus cases and 4,167 deaths because of it, which is a comparatively low number for the world’s second-most populus country.


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