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China orders COVID-19 lockdown in Zhengzhou after iPhone factory protests

BEIJING: The central Chinese city home to a giant iPhone factory has effective COVID-19 lockdowns on several districts after violent protests that saw demonstrators clash with police erupted at the facility ordered down.

Residents of central Zhengzhou, who have tested negative for COVID-19, are not allowed to leave the area unless authorized by authorities and have been advised not to leave their homes “unless necessary”. Yes, the local government said.

The restrictions, which will last for five days starting at midnight Friday, will affect more than 6 million people, about half of the city’s population.

A government notice issued late Wednesday (November 23) also requires residents of eight districts to undergo nucleic acid testing daily for five days.

Zhengzhou’s order came later violent protests erupted At the vast iPhone factories in the city.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/china-covid-19-protest-lockdown-foxconn-iphone-apple-factory-3097776 China orders COVID-19 lockdown in Zhengzhou after iPhone factory protests

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