Yesterday, Taiwan recorded 635 new COVID-19 cases. In total, the island registered 6,091 cases since early 2020, most of these infections have occurred within the past couple of weeks.
DigiTimes reports two workers of TSMC have tested positive for COVID-19. The news site reports over 10 other employees, who made contact with the confirmed COVID-19 patients, are required to quarantine.
TSMC said it is monitoring constantly those in quarantine for symptoms and provide necessary assistance. The foundry is also keeping a close eye on the pandemic development to make rolling updates on its precautionary measures.At the moment, TSMC's fab operations are unaffected by Taiwan's worst COVID-19 wave to date. But there are worries that rising numbers could be yet another peril for the semiconductor supply chain. Forced shutdowns in Taiwan could further aggravate the current semiconductor shortages.
TSMC has already imposed measures against COVID-19, such as WFH and rotational work schedules for segregated teams.