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Foxconn has been forced to halt operations in China, including iPhone production, due to the ongoing lockdown caused by a new outbreak of Coronavirus.
The company has managed to relocate production to other sites that are still operating at the moment, to offset the impact of the lockdown on its production. The lockdown is expected to be in effect till March 20 and was initially started by the Chinese government after more than 3,000 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Sunday.
The local government has put the 17.5 million residents of Shenzhen, China into lockdown. Various forms of public transport like buses and subway systems have been closed and business are only allowed to operate for providing essential services.
While Foxconn’s production takes a hit, Apple would also face the impact of the lockdown, alongside other tech firms that rely on its facilities to manufacture their products.