Oppo on Monday confirmed that six employees during its plant in Greater Noida has tested positive for Covid-19. While the employees that are affected have been sent to centers that are necessary, its factory premises have closed right down and educated 3,000 employees to experience testing. Operations will be resumed only after the facility is totally sanitised and the employees which are currently under testing return test negative for Covid-19, a company official confirmed to News18.

An Oppo India spokesperson said about the matter,”Oppo had obtained consent from the country authorities to restart production earlier this month, following the MHA directive. As an organisation that puts citizens at the forefront and the safety of all our employees, we pioneered Covid-19 testing and have suspended all operations in our facility in Greater Noida. (We) will only allow employees with adverse test results to restart office after all security protocols. We are undertaking stringent steps to maintain the employees safe and disinfecting the premises.”

But, with the amount of Covid-19 cases on a continuous rise in India, the process of opening up of the Indian economy is coming under significant stress .

From earlier today, e-commerce businesses have opened up to accepting orders for items that were non-essential. It has reopened the Indian marketplace after all actions were suspended as a result of the lockdown to market smartphones and other electronics items again. With the market starting to take requests from consumers, it now remains to be seen regarding when may be able to resume normal operations at its factory, which in turn would help maintain the supply and demand equilibrium for its smartphones.

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