After being placed under lockdown due to a Covid outbreak, workers have escaped Apple’s largest iPhone production plant in China.
A video that was posted online shows approximately ten individuals scaling a fence outside the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, which is located in the heart of China.
President Xi Jinping’s strict zero-Covid policy is still causing problems for the Chinese people and economy.
The number of Covid instances discovered at the workplace is unknown.
However, Zhengzhou, the capital of the Henan province in China, recorded 167 locally transmitted diseases in the last week, up from 97 the week before.
As a result, part of the metropolis of around 10 million people was placed under a rigorous lockdown as China continues to combat Covid.
With hundreds of thousands of employees at its Zhengzhou site, Foxconn serves as a supplier to US-based Apple but has not released an official estimate of how many of them are affected.
On Sunday, the Taiwan-based Corporation asserted that it would not prevent employees from quitting.
To escape being apprehended on public transportation, workers are said to have been seen in footage posted on Chinese social media abandoning the premises and starting long journeys back to their hometowns.
The dorms where he and his coworkers were housed, according to one 22-year-old employee with the last name Xia, were “very chaotic.” “In order to leave the university, we hopped both a metal and a plastic barrier.
Workers also said that the vicinity of the facility had been under lockdown for days and that workers who tested positive for Covid were placed in quarantines and subjected to daily testing in an effort to limit the epidemic.
On October 19, Foxconn declared it will stop providing dine-in food at the Zhengzhou facility and force employees to eat in their rooms.
While the factory sped up manufacturing of the newest iPhone 14 models, the firm informed reporters that it was maintaining “regular output.”
To enhance the comfort and happiness of the lives of the workers, the government consented to restart serving meals in-house.
In order to offer an orderly point-to-point return service for workers starting today, the facility is working with the government to organize staff and cars.
Cities are empowered to act quickly to contain any viral outbreaks under China’s rigorous zero-Covid policy. This covers everything from frequent testing to complete lockdowns to travel restrictions.
Many had anticipated President Xi would renounce the legislation before the year’s conclusion, but he made it plain at the most recent 20th Communist Party conference that this was not going to happen anytime soon.