Foxconn temporarily suspends operations in Shenzen18. March 2022
Leading Apple supplier Foxconn has temporarily suspended operations in Shenzhen in response to the partial lockdown of the city.
The tech hub is one of several Chinese cities, including Shanghai, that have imposed security restrictions due to a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases.
In Shenzen, the Chinese government has ordered the closure of non-essential businesses following reports of 60 new infections. The city is home to Foxconn’s Chinese headquarters and one of its iPhone assembly factories.
The Taiwanese company, the largest contract manufacturer of electronics, said it was moving production to other plants to mitigate the impact on its supply chain. Other tech giants such as Tencent, Huawei and Oppo are also headquartered in Shenzhen. Relevant decisions are still pending there.
The Chinese government’s strict “zero covid policy” has led to constant closures during the pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, 115,466 confirmed cases have been reported.