SK Hynix explained on Tuesday that its semiconductor packaging manufacturing unit at Chongqing, China has resumed operations immediately after briefly shutting down due to a manufacturing facility-large COVID-19 check purchased by the nearby federal government.

The Chongqing City governing administration experienced requested the factory to be shut down soon after a corporation worker, a South Korean countrywide, was identified with the virus on his return to South Korea for the duration of a checkup at Incheon International Airport.

The worker had labored at the factory for a yr and a fifty percent prior to his return.

Subsequent the revelation, all 2,700 staff at the factory and people they manufactured speak to with had been tested for COVID-19 from Sunday to Monday, on orders of the local governing administration.

The worker who returned to South Korea built speak to with 55 persons these 55 folks built more get in touch with with an added 144 people today. All of these people examined detrimental for the virus.

In China, a total of 8,213 people were being analyzed for the virus and their exams also returned as damaging. Checks on the manufacturing facility grounds also returned as destructive.

SK Hynix stressed that impacts on manufacturing facility procedure from the shutdown had been small. The manufacturing unit at Chongqing deals wafers that have completed fabrication, a comparatively significantly less delicate last stage of the chip production method, a enterprise spokesperson said.

This marks the first time SK Hynix has had to shut down its factory operations in excess of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In February, the memory maker place hundreds of its workforce in South Korea into quarantine immediately after it was discovered that one of its employees manufactured contact with a verified client of the virus. Its manufacturing facility strains have been unaffected by the go and continued functions, on the other hand.

In the same month, compatriot Samsung Electronics briefly shut down its handset factory in South Korea soon after a person of its workers ended up confirmed to have contracted the virus.

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