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Covid-19 Lockdown Pushed Foxconn To Halt Production In Shenzhen

Foxconn is the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world, and the most essential supplier to firms such as Samsung and Apple.

Covid-19 Lockdown Pushed Foxconn To Halt Production In Shenzhen

Foxconn and other manufacturers are stopping operations in Shenzhen, China’s tech capital, after officials declared a partial lockdown owing to an increase in COVID-19 instances. Following the revelation of 60 new illnesses on Sunday, businesses offering non-essential services have been forced to close, and everyone in the 17-million-person city will be tested for COVID-19.

Foxconn is the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world, and the most essential supplier to firms such as Samsung and Apple. Many Chinese IT behemoths, like Huawei, Tencent, and Oppo, have their headquarters in Shenzhen, which is located close to the Hong Kong border. Foxconn has announced that it would halt operations at its Longhua and Guanlan facilities until further notice, according to Nikkei; the Shenzhen facility is Foxconn’s second-largest in China.

China’s stance on controlling the spread of COVID-19 remains rigorous. To this date, it has recorded a total of 4,636 fatalities and 115,466 confirmed cases of the virus. Shanghai, the country’s most populated city and home to major chipmaker SMIC, is also imposing additional restrictions beginning today; transportation to other provinces will be stopped, and everyone trying to leave or enter the city will have to pass a negative PCR test. On Sunday, 64 additional COVID-19 cases were recorded in Shanghai.

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