The outbreaks at Nokia and OPPO underline the challenges of easing the two months nationwide lockdown.
Nokia last week shuts a telecom gear manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur of Tamilnadu. The company said on Tuesday after some employees tested positive for Covid-19.
Nokia did not disclose how many workers at the plant tested positive, but a source familiar with the matter said they were at least 42 in numbers.
The company said it has already implemented measures such as social distancing and changes to canteen facilities.
The factory had begun operations in a restricted manner during the past few weeks, Nokia said in a statement after India eased the world’s biggest lockdown to kick start its economy which has been pummelled by the shutdown.
“We hope to resume operations soon at a restricted level with skeletal staff strength” Nokia added.
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO last week suspended operation at a recently reopened plant on the outskirts of Indian capital New Delhi after at least nine workers tested positive for the novel coronavirus.