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Samsung, Intel, Nidec And Other Major Factories Shut Down


As an important manufacturing base in the world, the epidemic situation in Vietnam continues to worsen, and the number of confirmed cases in a single day has exploded recently. According to media data, Vietnam newly diagnosed 458 cases on the 3rd of this month, and on the 13th, there were 2,187 cases, a five-fold increase.

The Vietnamese government ordered Samsung and other factories to temporarily suspend work, and required these companies to establish left-behind factory dormitories and isolation plans for their employees. As the epidemic continues to ferment, it is expected that the global supply chain will continue to be affected.

Starting from Tuesday, Samsung’s Ho Chi Minh City factory has 7,000 workers on vacation; Intel and Jabil have more than 8,000 employees on vacation in the Saigon Hi-Tech Park.

In addition, Nidec's plant in the Saigon High-tech Park has also stopped. The company's products are mainly various DC brushless motors. Among them, precision motors such as hard disk applications occupy the first place in the world.

In addition to Ho Chi Minh City, the Bac Ninh and Bac Giang municipal governments in Vietnam have also taken similar measures before. Samsung Electronics and Apple suppliers in the local industrial parks require 150,000 workers to live in the industrial parks to reduce the risk of infection.