Foxconn's iPhone production in India dipped by more than 50% due to COVID surge: Report
As per news source, the production of Apple iPhone 12 at Foxconn factory in India has dipped by more than 50% as workers infected with COVID-19 have to leave their posts.
The Foxconn facility is situated in Tamil Nadu which produces iPhones specifically for India.
In the second COVID-19 wave, Tamil Nadu is one of the worst hit states and officials have imposed a full lockdown in the state, closing public transport and shuttering shops, to try to slow surging infections.
More than 100 Foxconn employees in the state have tested positive for COVID-19 and the company has enforced a no-entry ban at its factory in the capital of Chennai until late May, one of the sources said.
"Employees are only allowed to leave but not to enter the facility since yesterday," the person said. "Only a small part of output is being kept."
Both the sources said that over 50% of the plant's capacity had been cut. They did not specify the plant's capacity and it was unclear how many workers were at the facility, which provides dormitory accommodation for employees.
Regarding this Foxconn said that a small number of employees at one of its facilities in India tested positive for COVID-19 and the company was providing them with support, including medical assistance.
"Foxconn places the health and safety of our employees as our highest priority and that is why we have been working closely with local government and public health authorities in India to address the challenges that we and all companies are facing in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis," it said in a statement to the news source.
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