On Monday, Foxconn, a major Apple Inc supplier and iPhone assembler said, it has suspended operations in the Chinese city of Shenzhen to comply with the local government’s COVID-19 control policies.
The development comes midst Shenzhen tightening its COVID-19 restrictions after it reported 60 new local cases with confirmed symptoms marking the city’s highest count since China contained the first outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020.
Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, said it will deploy backup plants to reduce disruption to production.
“Due to our diversified production sites in China, we have adjusted the production line to minimize the potential impact,” said the Taiwanese firm in a statement. The company has required all employees to take a PCR test and will resume operations when advised to do so by the local government.