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Foxconn implements new curbs at Zhengzhou plant to stem COVID-19 spread

The company said in a statement published on the WeChat account of the Zhengzhou park late on Sunday that working employees would be required to follow a “point to point” system where they can only travel between their dormitory and factory area

Foxconn implements new curbs at Zhengzhou plant to stem COVID-19 spread
A woman carrying an umbrella walks past the logo of Foxconn outside a company's building in Taipei, Taiwan October 31, 2022. (Photo source: Reuters)

Apple supplier Foxconn said it would implement new measures at its Zhengzhou plant to curb the spread of COVID-19, including implementing a system which would involve moving all working employees into three dormitories.

The company said in a statement published on the WeChat account of the Zhengzhou park late on Sunday that working employees would be required to follow a “point to point” system where they can only travel between their dormitory and factory area. Eight other dormitories will only allow workers to enter, not exit.

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The curbs were being implemented at the request of the government “to provide a safe and sanitary dormitory area for Foxconn comrades, and effectively control the risks of COVID-19 spreading,” it said.

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Foxconn has been working to retain staff and smooth over tensions in the factory, after workers complained about their treatment and provisions under COVID-19 prevention measures. Several employees also fled the factory, prompting Foxconn to offer generous bonuses to retain staff.

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First published on: 07-11-2022 at 09:25 IST