“To safeguard everyone’s health and safety and comply with government virus prevention measures, we urge you not to return to Shenzhen,” Foxconn wrote in a text message sent to employees. “We’ll update you on the situation in the city. The company will protect everyone’s work-related rights and interests in the duration. As for the happy reunion date in Shenzhen, please wait for further notice.”
While Foxconn's main iPhone assembly factory is farther north in Zhengzhou, the facility in Shenzhen is its Chinese headquarters and a small portion of iPhones are assembled at the plant. Employees that do return to work in Zhengzhou from outside the province will reportedly be sequestered for 14 days.
“As a matter of policy and for reasons of commercial sensitivity, we do not comment on our specific production facilities,” Foxconn said in a statement. “We have been closely monitoring the current public health challenge linked to the coronavirus and we are applying all recommended health and hygiene practices to all aspects of our operations in the affected markets.”
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