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Saigon Hi-Tech Park, a Vietnamese electronics factory complex, has been forced khổng lồ shut down và require workers lớn live sầu on-site after more than 750 employees tested positive for COVID-19.

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The park is trang chính to lớn many high-tech companies – including an Intel chip assembly & demo plant, và a Samsung factory.

Samsung, which makes over half of its smartphones in Vietphái mạnh, has closed three of its 16 factories after 46 cases were found amuốn its employees, & reduced its available workforce from 7000 to 3000.


Vietnam’s Ministry of Health instituted a requirement that companies introduce a plan to house workers – either at the factories or off-site – and shuttle them directly to their facilities.



Intel has already made housing arrangements, và is continuing reduced operations.

Nidec Sankyo, which makes magnetic card readers, has been shut since July 3rd after 600 reported COVID-19 cases. Contract manufacturer Jabil has also shut down operations at the park, as has a company named Pou Chen that is a key supplier khổng lồ Nike và Adidas .

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It is unclear whether the closures will create shortages or hàng hóa shipping delays, but they clearly have sầu the potential khổng lồ put a kink in supply chains.

Tech exports are a substantial contributor lớn Vietnam’s economy, and the Saigon Hi-Tech Park accounts for 30 per cent of exports generated by nearby Ho Chi Minc City.

The City tightened its lockdown last Friday, even banning food delivery – a decision that sparked panic buys across grocery stores.

Vietnam giới currently has a low vaccination rate – around four per cent of its almost 100 million people – and is experiencing over 1000 daily coronavirut cases.

The government has given factory workers vaccine priority, và companies like Hãng sản xuất Intel and Samsung are assisting with vaccination. Nikkei Asia reported Tuesday that Hãng Intel had vaccinated more than 70 per cent of its employees in the nation.


A canned statement Tuesday on Samsung Vietnam’s website site said the company had donated nearly 11 billion VND (US$480,000) to control and prsự kiện COVID in Tnhì Nguyen province in the Northeast region of Vietnam giới, adding to lớn previous donations totaling 112B VND (around US$5 billion).

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