Apple Production Facilities Closed in Kunshan Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest electronics contract maker and Apple’s primary supplier, has halted operations at two of its factories in Kunshan, eastern China.

The factories’ activities have been halted since last Wednesday, with all employees confined to dormitories inside, according to the report from South China Morning Post (SCMP).

These two Foxconn plants are two of four manufacturing campuses run by the Taiwanese business, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, and are located in the northern area of Kunshan in Dianfa and Fuhong.

Foxconn’s main site is still operational, according to acting spokesperson Jimmy Huang in Taipei in a separate report by Al Jazeera.

Foxconn said in a follow-up statement that the shutdown would have a limited impact because production had been moved elsewhere.

Since late March, a rigorous lockdown in Shanghai has interrupted production at foreign companies such as Tesla.

COVID-19 regulations forced several other Apple suppliers in the nation to suspend production.

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