The tech giant has three semiconductor plants in its home country — at Giheung, Hwaseong, and Pyeongtaek.
Samsung Electronics has a total of 105,342 employees as of September 2019, according to its latest disclosure. The semiconductor business accounts for more than half of that with around 54,600 staff.
“There is absolutely no problem with production,” a company spokesperson stressed.
The new screening measures come as the company confirmed that a subcontractor working at its Giheung plant had contracted coronavirus over the weekend.
Another worker was also confirmed to have contracted the virus at its smartphone plant in Gumi late Monday, which brought the total number of Samsung employees that had the virus to four.