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Foxconn halts Shenzhen operations and adjusts Chinese manufacturing to COVID curbs

A medical worker collects a swab from a worker at a Foxconn factory following new COVID-19 cases in Wuhan
A medical worker in a protective suit takes a swab for nucleic acid testing from a worker at a Foxconn factory following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, east China’s Hubei province, August 5, 2021. Picture taken August 5 , 2021. China Daily via REUTERS

March 14, 2022

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple Inc. and iPhone assembler, said on Monday it had suspended operations in the Chinese city of Shenzhen to comply with the local government’s COVID-19 control guidelines.

Shenzhen’s southern tech hub has tightened its COVID-19 restrictions after reporting 60 new local cases with confirmed symptoms for Saturday, the highest in the city since China contained the first outbreak in early 2020.

Foxconn, formerly known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, said it will deploy backup facilities to reduce production disruptions.

“Due to our diversified manufacturing bases in China, we adjusted the production line to minimize the potential impact,” the Taiwanese company said in a statement.

Foxconn has required a PCR test from all employees and will resume operations in Shenzhen if the local government advises to do so, the statement said.

Other Taiwanese companies that said they had suspended operations in Shenzhen were chip substrate and circuit board maker Unimicron Technology Corp, another Apple supplier, and flexible circuit board maker Sunflex Technology Co Ltd.

Sunflex said its plant was closed through Sunday.

(Reporting by Sarah Wu and Ben Blanchard; Editing by Christopher Cushing and Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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