According to the report, operations at the plant in Kunshan, eastern China, were halted when COVID-19 cases were reported. Following cases of COVID-19 reported on the field, Foxconn Technology has suspended operations at two of its factories in China. [Reuters/Nicky Loh/File] (Reuters). After new Covid-19 events were spotted on the field, one that Apple supplied by Foxconn Technology Group stopped two factories outside Shanghai, the company announced on Monday.
Manufactured by Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited, also known as FIT, is located in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, a small town located between Shanghai and Suzhou in history. The FIT website says it provides components for companies specializing in wireless and Internet of Things (IoT) products, including its own brands Linksys, Belkin, Wemo and Phyn.
The South China Morning Post reported on Monday that jobs had been suspended at two factories in Kunshan since last Wednesday and workers were being restricted to their residences. Foxconn spokesman Jimmy Huang in Taipei told Al Jazeera that operations were continuing on Foxconn’s main campus.
In a follow-up company statement, Foxconn said delays in operations will have limited effects as production shifts elsewhere. “As production has already shifted to backup industries, the company’s main products are overseas shipping and inventory levels are sufficient, the impact on the industry is limited,” the company said. .
China is facing the worst COVID-19 outbreak since the beginning of 2020, with millions of people under lockdown as the country continues to pursue the controversial “COVID Zero” controversy to eliminate the virus. The severe shutdown in Shanghai since the end of March has disrupted production in international factories including Tesla and led to food shortages that have spread rare signs of general opposition among residents.