Nokia shuts Tamil Nadu plant after 42 employees test positive for COVID-19

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Nokia is a Finland-based MNC that works in telecommunications, IT, and consumer electronics sectors. It is located in over 100 countries and India is one of them.

The company has started its operations as India eased lockdown restrictions for the revival of the fallen Economy in its fourth phase. Several companies have restarted their operations, with hygiene and safety precautions in a restricted manner. A telecoms gear manufacturing plant is present in Sriperumbudur of Tamil Nadu, and it started operations too. But after the incident where employees tested positive for the virus, the company has discontinued operations.

Though the company did not reveal the exact number of patients that were affected, sources say the number is 42.

The company has said that measures such as social distancing are being followed and modifications have been made to canteen facilities.
Nokia said that it hopes to resume operations soon at a restricted level with skeletal staff strength.

Also, OPPO discontinued its operations in a plant that opened recently in New- Delhi, where no less than nine workers tested positive.

These outbreaks suggest that the reopening of the virus without the vaccine in hand would prove costly for the country.
Only on Tuesday, there has been a report of 1,45,380 COVID-19 cases. The deaths reported are 4,167.