Hyundai Motor has shut down a factory in South Korea on Friday after a worker tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The Korea Herald reported that Hyundai stopped operations of its Ulsan manufacturing plant's second factory today (Friday, February 28) after the positive test.

The company also said it has disinfected the site and put five co-workers into self-isolation.

Hyundai Motor Ulsan plant's second factory is responsible for manufacturing the GV80, Palisade, Santa Fe and Tucson, producing some 1,000 units of vehicle daily. Some 4,000 employees work there.

Hyundai also said the election of the unionized workers' representative, planned for March 3, would be delayed, according to the report.