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Oppo suspends operations at Noida factory after six test positive for COVID-19

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Chinese handset maker Oppo on Sunday suspended operations at its Noida factory after six workers were found COVID-19 positive. The company said it will resume operations at Noida unit after it completes the screening of all 3,000 employees at the plant.

The company had resumed the operations on Friday after it got permission from the UP government for it with around 30 per cent of employees.

The company has sent samples of all employees who have to join work for coronavirus testing.

“As an organisation that places the safety of all employees and citizens at the forefront, we have suspended all operations at our manufacturing facility in Greater Noida and initiated the COVID-19 testing for over 3,000 employees, for which results are awaited,” Oppo said in a late-night statement on Sunday.

Oppo said it will only allow employees with negative test results to resume office following all safety protocols.

“We are undertaking stringent measures to keep the employees safe and disinfecting the premises,” the statement said.

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