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Worker at Samsung chip factory tests positive

Samsung Electronics confirms that an employee at a chip factory in South Korea has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Samsung says it was the first time a worker at a chip factory tested positive for COVID-19.

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Samsung Electronics confirmed that an employee at a chip factory in Yongin, South Korea, has tested positive for the coronavirus, but it has not affected the factory's output, Reuters reported Monday.

The Korean phone maker has reported a string of infections across various locations in recent weeks, but this is the first time it has confirmed that a worker at a chip factory has been infected. In early March, Samsung was forced to temporarily suspended production at its Galaxy S20 factory in Gumi for a second time after one of its workers tested positive for coronavirus.