According to Joongang Ilbo, LG is the latest company affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. The South-Korean giant closed a display module factory located in Gumi, South-Korea, due to a confirmed case of the novel Coronavirus in an employee of a nearby bank. The virus itself doesn’t affect the factory, but LG is closing it for three days in order to prioritize the health of its workers.
The plant major focus is on the production of TFT-based LCD displays, however, the brief work suspension does not appear to affect the release or production of any devices thus far. According to the report, LG will resume normal operations on Tuesday, March 3. That of course, if the situation doesn’t get worse in the coming days.
Besides the factory closure, LG is reportedly taking a number of additional measures for the safety of employees. That includes providing sanitizer and masks as well as installing infrared cameras in its facilities to fight the fast-spreading outbreak. The country is one of the major regions after China suffers from the outbreak. South-Korea has over 3,000 cases.
LG is just another company to join the bandwagon of OEMs affected by the coronavirus concerns. Major players like Apple and Samsung are suffering delays in production over health concerns. There are companies that are even delaying updates due to reduced workers.