Oppo to suspend operations in Noida after employees test COVID-19 positive
After 6 workers test positive for coronavirus in Oppo’s Greater Noida factory. The company decides to suspend operations and test 3,000+ employees.
Popular Chinese smartphone brand Oppo has decided to suspend operations till further notice at Greater Noida factory as 6 employees test positive for coronavirus. According to sources the work was immediately came to rest after the cases were confirmed on Sunday.
Oppo India released a statement which read, “ As an organization that places safety of all our employees and citizens at the forefront, we have suspended all operations at our manufacturing facility in Greater Noida and initiated #COVID-19 testing for 3000+ employees for which results are awaited.”
“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” they added.
The company has sent the samples of all employees for Corona testing.
An employee of the factory said, “We have been asked not to come to the factory as six Covid-19 cases have been confirmed at our manufacturing unit in Greater Noida. The company has asked us to stay at home till further notice.”
“Do not go to work tomorrow. Everyone is at home waiting for the company’s next notice,” read an internal Oppo post.
The company got permission from to resume production on 8th May 2020 following the Ministry of Home Affairs’ decision of relaxation. Oppo decided to operate with 30% of the total workforce, which means with 3,000 out of 10,000 employees.
Oppo has always showcased its support to combat COVID-19. The company supported the country in its battle against coronavirus by donating 1 crore to defeat the pandemic.
Here's to standing together. To support India's battle against #COVID19, we are donating INR 1 Crore during this tough time. We urge you all to #StayHomeStaySafe and defeat this unprecedented pandemic together. #OPPOStands4India pic.twitter.com/K1fgtJfMGm
— OPPO India (@oppomobileindia) March 29, 2020
Oppo also began the production of protection masks at the Greater Noida factory of the employees and their families.