It'll move some phone production to Vietnam, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap, and the floor of the Gumi factory where the sick employee worked will stay closed until Sunday.
Last month, the Samsung factory -- where itsare made -- was shuttered over a weekend after an employee from its wireless division came down with the illness. Six people who work at the factory complex in Gumi have contracted the disease, Reuters noted.
The new strain of coronavirus,causes a pneumonia-like illness and was discovered in Wuhan, China, in December. It has now infected and caused nearly 3,400 deaths globally. As of early Friday, there were almost 6,600 confirmed cases and 40 deaths in South Korea.
Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.