The largest iPhone factory in China is seething, in Zhengzhou a total closure was imposed
Following violent protests and leaked video clips documenting the state of panic and terror that prevailed The largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhouof the city in central China, local authorities imposed a general lockdown in many neighborhoods to fight COVID-19.
Hundreds of workers joined protests at Foxconn’s flagship iPhone factory in China. The rare scenes of open dissent mark an escalation in unrest that has become a symbol of a dangerous accumulation of frustration at the country’s ultra-tough COVID rules https://t.co/tkhDAfeeAD pic.twitter.com/ZjYdHPAuwR
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Authorities also confirmed that downtown residents are no longer allowed to leave the area without presenting a negative result for the Corona test and obtaining official permission from local authorities to do so, advising residents not to leave their homes “except when”. necessary.”
More than 6 million
In addition, she explained that these restrictions will apply to more than 6 million people, or almost half the city’s population, for five days from midnight Thursday to Friday.
This decision, issued last night, Wednesday, requires all residents of eight boroughs to undergo a “PCR” test daily and throughout the five days of general closure.
Hundreds of workers demonstrated
The move came after hundreds of workers at the city’s largest US iPhone factory, owned by Taiwanese company Foxconn, demonstrated to reject the tough restrictions imposed in the country to stop the epidemic from spreading again impede.
While video clips circulating on Chinese social media in the past few hours, allegedly filmed at the factory, showed thousands of people wearing masks confronting police officers in white isolation suits with plastic shields.
As other scenes showed, dozens of employees were beaten.
While the hashtag #Foxconn_Unrest was spreading, it was apparently later blocked by the Chinese authorities!
Tensions and clashes with police at the largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou (AFP)
An unprecedented number
And the State Health Office announced today, Thursday morning, that despite the strict official measures, including extensive investigations and restrictions, the daily number of new Corona infections has reached an unprecedented number since the virus began to spread about three years ago on exercise.
Notably, China, with a population of more than 1.2 billion people, is the only major economic power in the world still trying to stem the spread of the virus in the country by shutting down entire cities and placing contact patients in strict quarantine .
From the largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou (AFP)
As the world’s second economy powerhouse, it adheres to the implementation of the zero-Covid policy through the imposition of sudden shutdowns, large-scale investigations and strict quarantine to contain the spread of the epidemic, a policy that has been successful in the early stages of the spread the virus.
But the latest wave of infections is a test of the resilience of that policy at a time when officials are trying to avoid a city-wide lockdown, as happened in Shanghai for two months in April!
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