According to Bloomberg, the Chinese government on late Friday, April 15, announced lockdowns in several areas in Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone, to take effect instantly, starting with 14-day traffic control.

The zone hosts the world’s largest iPhone manufacturing facility, operated by Foxconn Technology Group.

According to Reuters, the group said that Foxconn Zhengzhou is currently operating normally on April 16, adding that it was cooperating with the local government’s epidemic prevention work.

During the control period, all vehicles and personnel are prohibited from leaving the area.

Workers have been required to provide the authorities with the health code, travel card, and 48-hour negative nucleic acid test certificate if they wish to leave the zone.

The authorities, likewise, allow “special vehicles” to continue commuting so long as it is for work purposes.

Foxconn has just only resumed normal operations in Shenzhen city on March 21 after China decided to isolate the tech hub on March 15.

Other key Apple suppliers, Pegatron Corporation and Quanta Computer Incorporated have halted production in eastern China to comply with the local Covid-related blockade.

Already after news about Pegatron’s suspension came out on April 12, there have been worries about Apple’s supply chain.

Worries about Apple’s supply chain have already been growing after news about Pegatron’s suspension came out on April 12.

Wedbush analyst Dan Ives told CNBC, “The Pegatron closures throw gasoline on the raging fire which is the supply chain for Apple and other parts of the iPhone ecosystem. This is not the news the bulls want to hear as this amplifies supply chain issues for iPhones just as Apple was seeing an improvement.”

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