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Nokia pulls down shutter of Sriperumbudur plant due to COVID-19

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HMD Global has temporarily shut down the manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to reports, nearly 42 employees of the production plant were affected by COVID-19 despite strict guidelines. Even though the company hasn’t yet revealed the total number of workers affected by the outbreak, the reports suggest that it could be 42.

According to company sources, they have implemented all COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing and compulsory usage of masks. Moreover, they have made changes to canteen facilities. Nokia has kick-started the operations of the manufacturing plant in a restricted manner after India relaxed the lockdown restrictions.

The main purpose is to boost the economic activity that has been facing downslide by the countrywide lockdown. Nokia added that they hope to resume operations soon at a low level with skeletal staff strength.

It is to be noted that OPPO had to suspend operations at its facility near New Delhi soon as the company restarts its operations. The reason is that nine workers have tested positive for the deadly COVID-19. The closure of Nokia and Oppo facilities throws upon major challenges involved with the relaxations involved with the lockdown.

We have to observe lockdown strictly to achieve our objective. As of this writing, India has recorded over 4000 deaths and more than 150,000 COVID-19 positive cases. The Aarogya Setu app is used to keep track of the COVID-19 based on the location. It also provides a detailed state-wide analysis of the cases with tips for prevention.

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