Hyundai halts work at Korean plant after worker tests positive for coronavirus

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor shut down a manufacturing unit in South Korea on Friday just…

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor shut down a manufacturing unit in South Korea on Friday just after a worker examined positive for the new coronavirus.

The factory in Ulsan builds the Palisade, Tucson, Santa Fe and Genesis GV80 crossovers.

The closing dealt a contemporary setback to Hyundai, which has steadily resumed production at area plants hit by a Chinese elements lack in the wake of the virus outbreak.

South Korea has the most infected men and women outdoors China, impacting providers like Samsung and Hyundai. South Korea on Friday reported 256 new cases, bringing the whole range of infected to two,022, as the entire world prepared for a world-wide economic downturn.

“The enterprise has also placed colleagues who arrived in close call with the infected personnel in self-quarantine and taken steps to have them examined for doable infection,” Hyundai Motor explained in a information launch.

The automaker explained it was disinfecting the manufacturing unit. It did not say when production would resume.

Ulsan is considerably less than an hour from Daegu, the epicenter of outbreak in Korea.