Hyundai Down Korea Factory Tested Positive for Coronavirus Following Employees
Hyundai has shut down a plant in South Korea after a coronavirus worker has found positive.
The closed factory is in Ulsan, which manufactures the Korean car maker’s numerous SUVs. Including the Santa Fe, Palisade, Tucson, and the recently revealed Genesis GV80.
The carmaker has also put in self-quarantine workers who came into contact with the contaminated staff and took action to get them to check for the virus, says Reuters.
Hyundai did not say when the plant would re-open, saying only that the facility disinfected. The Korean car manufacturer has five Ulsan factories with an annual production capacity of 1.4 million cars. So, about 30% of their global production. Ulsan is the biggest car complex in the country, with 34,000 workers employed by Hyundai there.
Also, Ulsan is less than an hour away from Daegu, the epicenter of the outbreak in the region. South Korea actually has the most cases of coronavirus outside of China. With the most recent total number of infected people remaining at 2,022.
Samsung also had to shut down one of the country’s telecommunications factories over the past weekend. Following the discovery of a worker who was infected with the virus. But they resumed production Monday.
Hyundai’s share prices fell by 5 percent after the news broke. Handing the Korean automaker another setback after gradually. Restarting production at local plants hit by a shortage of parts from China in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak.
Samsung also had to shut down one of the country’s handset factories over the past weekend. Following the discovery of a worker who was infected with the virus. But resumed production on Monday.
Hyundai’s share prices dropped by 5 percent after the news broke. Giving the Korean automaker another setback after gradually. Restarting production at local plants hit by a shortage of parts from China in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak.
Muhammed Hanif Memon
Founder and Editor in Chief of Monthly Automark Magazine since 2006. Magazine published from Karachi Pakistan covers Automotive industry of Pakistan, car, motorcycle and tractor news. Magazine distributed in Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Multan, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Faisalabad.