South Korea's Hynix says 800 workers to stay home after trainee had contact with virus patient

FILE Picture: The logos of SK Hynix is found at its headquarters in Seongnam, South Korea, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said on Thursday that 800 of its personnel experienced quarantined on their own as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, but its creation in the metropolis of Icheon has not been impacted.

The transfer arrived following one particular trainee experienced shut get hold of with a virus individual in the southeastern metropolis of Daegu, the epicenter of an outbreak in South Korea.

A surge in confirmed cases joined to a regional church in Daegu this 7 days sparked fears of wider transmission.

The 800 consist of 280 trainees, who have not still begun doing the job on generation traces, and accounts for a fraction of its workforce of 18,000 people today in Incheon, a spokeswoman reported.

SK Hynix, the world’s No.2 memory chipmaker which counts Apple Inc and Huawei between its prospects, explained a different trainee also experienced signs of pneumonia but examined destructive for the virus. The trainee will undergo a second take a look at.

SK Hynix has closed its schooling heart and healthcare facility in Icheon, southeast of Seoul.

Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin Editing by Kim Coghill and Himani Sarkar

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