Foxconn halts production in Shenzhen due to the COVID 19 outbreak
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Foxconn halts production in Shenzhen due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Foxconn, which supplies Apple with components and assembles the company’s smartphones, has announced the closure of a factory in Shenzhen, China, due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the city – in line with restrictive measures imposed by local authorities on businesses were imposed.

Image source: Foxconn

Image source: Foxconn

Shenzhen Technohub, located in southern China, has tightened COVID-19-related restrictions after local health officials on Saturday registered 60 new cases with confirmed symptoms, the largest outbreak in the city since China managed to end the first wave of the pandemic in early 2020 to contain .

Foxconn (full name Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd) said it will use its other factories to avoid production disruptions. According to a company representative, this is made possible by “diversified production lines”.

Foxconn intends to conduct PCR testing on all employees and will resume production in Shenzhen once approved by local authorities. Other Taiwanese companies also announced a suspension of operations in Shenzhen, including the production of substrates used in the manufacture of chips and circuit boards by Unimicron Technology, another Apple supplier. Sunflex Technology is also stopping production of flexible circuit boards until at least Sunday.

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