China forces 100 companies operating in Shenzhen, including Foxconn, Huawei, and ZTE, to operate in a “closed loop” for seven days to combat a COVID-19 outbreak

  • While Foxconn is downplaying the measure, it is raising concerns about a repetition of Shanghai-style lockdowns that could create extremely difficult conditions for workers and other residents, as well as significantly disrupting production.
  • Apple supplier Quanta Computer Inc., chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. and Tesla Inc. were among the companies that ran their Shanghai plants in closed loops for weeks or months, when China’s financial hub battled the worst outbreak since Wuhan.

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