Coronavirus restrictions extended at Foxconns largest iPhone assembly plant

Coronavirus restrictions extended at Foxconn’s largest iPhone assembly plant

Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory, which manufactures 85% of all iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, will continue to operate with restrictions despite the lifting of the full lockdown in the metropolitan area where the factory is located. Restricted mode will remain in place until further notice.

    Image source: Apple

Image source: Apple

Certain areas of the city remain at high risk of spreading coronavirus infection, according to Chinese authorities, and therefore this Foxconn company will continue to operate in what is known as closed mode, with no employees moving outside a limited area. In the vicinity of the company, which employs up to 200,000 people at peak times, there are dormitories for workers, where they must continue to spend their free time.

Authorities also intend to restrict traffic in the area where the company is located, which could affect the logistics activities of Apple’s prime contractor. Trying to strike a delicate balance between keeping the economy going and limiting the spread of COVID-19, local authorities are still forced to grapple with a growing number of coronavirus infections. Despite strict restrictive measures, the number of new infections per day rose almost one and a half times to 1043 people. According to preliminary estimates, such restrictions in Zhengzhou will allow Apple to ship 3 million fewer new-generation smartphones than originally planned this year. This exacerbates the situation Bloombergthat Apple’s second-largest contract manufacturing center in Guangzhou closed today due to lockdown. Across China, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection has risen to the highest level in the past five months, threatening new restrictive measures in different parts of the country.


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