Zhengzhou’s industrial park home to Foxconn iPhone plant imposes fresh Covid lockdown

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The Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone in central China’s Henan province, which hosts an iPhone factory belonging to Foxconn, announced a fresh COVID-19 lockdown on Wednesday.

The authority of the industrial park said it would impose “silent management” measures with immediate effect including barring all residents from going out and only allowing approved vehicles no the roads, effective until Nov. 9. The notice did not specify how the measures might be applied to Foxconn.

Foxconn, Apple’s biggest iPhone maker, makes most of the phones at the Zhengzhou plant where it employs about 200,000 people, though it has other smaller production sites in India and south China.

Foxconn said its campus in the industrial park continued operating under a “closed-loop management” system, in which employees sleep, live and work isolated from the wider world.