Apple began manufacturing iPhone 12 in India not too long ago, however based on a report by Reuters the manufacturing capability at one of many factories has shrunken by half. The trigger is that over 100 workers on the Foxconn-operated facility have examined optimistic for COVID-19.
There are dormitories on website the place workers can keep, they’re those preserving manufacturing operating. Workers are allowed to depart, however as a precaution nobody is allowed to get in. The 2 sources quoted by the publication have no idea what number of staff are on the manufacturing facility in whole.
The manufacturing facility is situated in southern state of Tamil Nadu, close to the capital of Chennai. The state is among the worst affected by the second wave of the pandemic and it entered a full lockdown on Monday when public transport and retailers have been shut down in an try to stem the unfold of the illness.
Foxconn’s facility in Tamil Nadu, India
“Foxconn locations the well being and security of our workers as our highest precedence and that’s the reason now we have been working carefully with native authorities and public well being authorities in India to deal with the challenges that we and all corporations are dealing with in coping with the COVID-19 disaster,” Foxconn advised Reuters.
The Foxconn facility was set up in 2019 to supply high-end iPhones for the Indian market. There may be additionally a Wistron facility, which is situated close to Bengaluru within the neighboring state of Karnataka and it began making decrease finish fashions like the unique SE and iPhone 6S in 2017.
As India went into lockdown final yr many factories needed to cease work. After the lockdown ended, plans to reopen rapidly bumped into bother. In mid-Might Oppo needed to briefly shut down its manufacturing facility in Better Noida as six workers examined optimistic for COVID-19. A couple of days later a Nokia Networks manufacturing facility shut down after 18 workers examined optimistic.