According to the South China Morning Post, Taiwan’s largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn has suspended production at two of its factories in Kunshan City County in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province.
Local media confirmed this morning that the production shutdown was due to quarantine restrictions due to COVID-19. Production was halted after cases of coronavirus infection were detected on the premises. As a result, workers’ dormitories were closed.
Foxconn is the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer and fulfills orders for Apple and many other companies. Foxconn’s main production facilities are located in cities in mainland China.
Observers’ fears were confirmed: earlier, three major factories (Pegatron, Quanta and Compal) that assemble devices for Apple were halted due to covid restrictions in Shanghai. Orders were redirected to Foxconn production lines. But even then, there was speculation that Foxconn factories could also shut down.