Asia (bbabo.net), - The authorities of Zhengzhou, a city in central China that houses a huge iPhone manufacturing plant, have ordered the closure of several areas due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus infection, which caused violent protests.
City center residents are no longer allowed to leave neighborhoods without a negative Covid-19 test and permission from local authorities. They are also advised not to leave their homes "unnecessarily," Zhengzhou municipal authorities said.
These restrictions, which will be in effect for five days from midnight next Friday, will affect more than 6 million people, or about half of the city's population.
Meanwhile, according to France-Presse (AFP) today, Nov. 24, Taiwanese group Foxconn apologized this Thursday for wages at its iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, where mass protests erupted earlier.
"Our team has looked into this issue and found that a technical error has occurred," the statement said. “We apologize for the computer system entry error and guarantee that the actual (monetary) compensation will be the same as agreed.”
The plant has been under restrictions for more than a month due to the new outbreak of Covid-19 due to a rise in cases in workers' dormitories.
As reported by bbabo.net, violent protests have erupted around Foxconn's iPhone plant in central China as workers clash with security officials due to restrictions imposed in connection with the spread of Covid-19.