Samsung, OPPO, and vivo stop smartphone manufacturing in India as a result of Coronavirus outbreak 

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Novel COVID-19 has struck the chords of the smartphone manufacturing industry in India. Three major market players have announced the interim shutdown of their manufacturing plants. With the pandemic forcing economics to stand still in its wake, this is bad news for the marketing that has been contributing to the growth of the market. 

Smartphone manufacturing Industry hits a stop due to Coronavirus

According to a report published on ET Telecom, Samsung, OPPO, and vivo have stopped production at their respective Greater Noida factories. Yesterday, Uttar Pradesh Government announced a lockdown of three days, March 23 to 25. It has seemed to affect the manufacturing plants since the staff couldn’t show up due to lockdown. 

The companies are currently waiting to meet the UP government officials to discuss the future amid the lockdown announcement to curb this pandemic. Samsung has also seemed to have asked its employees in operations, and R & D to work from home. 

The original report from ET Telecom states that the remaining OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are still keeping up with the manufacturing operations at their respective plants. Ericsson has a plan in Pune, while Nokia is attending to its Chennai factory, business as usual. 

“Ericsson facility in Pune will be working based on social distancing principle that is 50 percent workforce. The work is based on the exemption granted by the relevant authorities,” a company spokesperson confirmed to the publication.

State governments have announced a lockdown of a total of 75 districts across the country over the next few days. Some have even announced the lockdown till March 31st.  This definitely threatens an economic crisis to the smartphone industry as many smartphone launches are supposed to happen over the coming weeks. 

Being titled as the world’s one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets, India may see that going down the drain due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. 

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