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China's iPhone city locks down urban areas as Covid-19 cases rise

The new restrictions were announced after hundreds of workers at Apple's main iPhone-making plant in Zhengzhou streamed out of dormitories earlier in the day

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Jacob Gu and Foster Wong | Bloomberg
Zhengzhou, home to Apple Inc.’s largest iPhone factory, will be largely locked down for five days after officials in the Chinese city said the Covid-19 pandemic had entered a critical phase.
 
So-called mobility controls -- an apparent euphemism for a lockdown -- will be imposed in main urban areas from Nov. 25 through Nov. 29 because of rising Covid cases, Zhengzhou’s pandemic task force said in a statement late Wednesday. The city reported 996 infections on Wednesday, up from 813 a day earlier.

The new restrictions were announced after hundreds of workers at Apple’s main iPhone-making plant in Zhengzhou streamed

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First Published: Nov 24 2022 | 7:42 AM IST

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