Samsung Electronics confirms one coronavirus case at phone factory complex in South Korea

Residents sanitize at a church in Seoul, South Korea, February 22, 2020. Yonhap via REUTERS

Residents sanitize at a church in Seoul, South Korea, February 22, 2020. Yonhap via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) said on Saturday that one coronavirus case had been confirmed at its mobile device factory complex in the southeastern city of Gumi, causing a shutdown of its entire facility.

Samsung Electronics, the world’s top smartphone maker, said it plans to close the complex until the morning of Feb. 24

The floor where the infected employee worked will be shut down until the morning of Feb. 25.

Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin. Editing by Gerry Doyle