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China locks down major iPhone making city as Covid cases jump to a record high, sparking concerns that lockdowns could stretch beyond 2023

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

China is in the grip of a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant. VCG/VCG via Getty Images
China posted a record number of daily Covid cases on Wednesday, amid a surge in the Omicron strain.
It stepped up lockdowns in affected areas such as Zhengzhou, home to the world's largest iPhone plant.
The IMF called on China to recalibrate its Covid-zero stance, to support the economy.
Zhengzhou, a city in east-central China and home to the world's largest Apple iPhone factory, will largely be locked down from Friday until next Tuesday, local authorities said late...
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China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

4 days ago   |   By Chron

BEIJING - China is expanding lockdowns, including in a cental city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as its number of COVID-19 cases hit a daily record.
People in eight districts of Zhengzhou with a total of 6.6 million residents were told to stay home for five days beginning Thursday, except to buy food or get medical treatment. Daily mass testing was ordered in what the city government called a “war of annihilation” against the virus.
During clashes Tuesday and Wednesday, Zhengzhou police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple's...
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Apple supplier Foxconn will pay new hires $1,400 to quit as China's 'iPhone city' enters COVID lockdown 

4 days ago   |   By Fortune

Foxconn is scrambling to respond to lockdowns and unrest at its Zhengzhou, China iPhone factory, where workers and security personnel clashed on Wednesday.
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China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

4 days ago   |   By Stl Today

China is expanding lockdowns, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as its number of COVID-19 cases hit a daily record. People in parts of Zhengzhou with a total of 6.6 million residents were told...
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