Noida | Jagran News Desk: Chinese handset maker Oppo on Sunday announced that it has decided to shut its factory at Kasna in Greater Noida after six of its employees tested positive for the dreadful coronavirus. 

In a statement, the company said that it has decided to suspend all operations at its manufacturing facility in Greater Noida and will screen all of its 3,000 employees at the plant.

"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 company said in a statement, as reported by news agency ANI.

The Chinese handset maker further said that it is undertaking stringent measures to keep the employees safe and disinfecting the premises, adding that it will only allow employees with negative test results to resume office following all safety protocols.

Meanwhile, a worker at the factory told news agency IANS that "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".

OPPO was among on of the companies that had restarted operations on Friday after it got permission from the UP government for it with around 30 per cent of employees.

Meanwhile, two third-party construction employees at an under-construction Vivo facility in the Greater Noida industrial belt have also tested COVID-19 positive.

One third-party construction worker and one security guard at an upcoming Vivo site at the industrial park area in Greater Noida - where multiple factories are currently under construction - have tested COVID-19 positive.

However, this has not affected Vivo manufacturing as the construction site is nearly 15 km away from its operational unit, IANS quoted sources as saying.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma