In this context and with the previous rumors of an outbreak in the area, the factory of the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn began a “static management” processa concept that tries to alleviate the versions that speak of strict confinement due to Covid-19.
The drama of Chinese workers in the iPhone factory
In the past week, Viralized images showed employees of the Foxconn factory escaping from the place, where almost 300,000 employees work. The workers complained in networks about the working conditions and confirmed the escape from the plant to evade the restrictions due to the Covid outbreak.
According to the authorities, the only ones exempt from isolation are covid prevention volunteers and essential workers. The rest of the workers “They should not leave their residences except to receive covid tests and emergency medical treatment”Zhengzhou authorities said in the statement.
They also indicated that only medical vehicles will be allowed to transit or those transporting essential goods, the AFP news agency reported.
China, the country with the most restrictions by Covid-19
China it is the only major economy in the world that maintains a zero covid strategyconsisting of eliminating the circulation of the virus through lockdowns, massive tests and long quarantines.
But new, more contagious strains of the coronavirus have tested authorities’ ability to contain outbreaks and have left much of the country living under ever-changing restrictions.
In the last hours, the Asian country added 465 new cases in the last 24 hours, of which 409 have their origin in local contagionin places like Guangzhou (southeast, 125), Henan (center, 64), Fujian (southeast, 39), Xinjiang (west, 30) or Beijing (28).