Apple supplier SK Hynix commands 800 people stay at home more coravirus fears


Apple RAM supplier SK Hynix said 800 of its employees to stay home and not to come to work, after having been cvicted of e of his interns come in ctact with a pers infected with the coravirus.

SK Hynix Thursday said it had asked for 800 of its employees to quarantine themselves to prevent the ps from the coravirus as a precautiary measure. The precauti was taken after the discovery of a trainee had met e patient in Daegu, a city of South Korea, which is at the centre of an outbreak of the virus.

The intern has been tested with another e with symptoms of pneumia, Reuters reports, so that neither have been found to have the virus in the first test, a secd e is underway to ensure this. The company has also closed its training center and hospital in Inche.

In spite of the self-ctrol of 800 people, it is unlikely that the measure will have a major impact SK Hynix of orders for customers. The number is ly a small fracti of its 18,000-pers workforce based in Inche, with 280 employees in questi, composed of interns still have to work the producti lines, a spokesman for the company advised.

SK Hynix is the secd largest producer of memory chips, with Apple amg its customers.

For South Korea, the coravirus has infected 104 people, with the first death caused by the virus in the country was recorded Wednesday.

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