Foxconn’s iPhone 12 Output in India Hit By Local Lockdowns

iPhone 12 production at a Foxconn factory in India has been cut by more than 50% amid a lockdown, and several reported cases of COVID-19 infections for employees at the plant, according to a brand-new report from Reuters.
The primary factory situated in Tamil Nadu, a state under extreme lockdown measures, has actually been forced to substantially cut down on production. According to sources who spoke with Reuters, employees at the Foxconn facility have just had the ability to leave, but not reenter.
More than 100 Foxconn staff members in the state have tested positive for COVID-19 and the company has enforced a no-entry ban at its factory in the capital of Chennai until late May, among the sources stated.
” Employees are only enabled to leave but not to go into the facility given that the other day,” the person stated. “Only a small part of output is being kept.”
More than 50% of the plants capability had actually been cut, both sources said, declining to be called as they were not authorised to speak with the media.
Foxconn stopped short on providing particular information but said in a declaration that is it supplying all contaminated employees with medical support.
“Foxconn positions the health and safety of our staff members as our highest top priority and that is why we have actually been working carefully with city government and public health authorities in India to attend to the challenges that we and all business are dealing with in handling the COVID-19 crisis,” it said in a declaration to Reuters.
Previously this year, Apple started production of the iPhone 12 in India as part of its continued push to get rid of dependence on providers and production in China. The substantial slowdown of production for iPhones in India comes amidst a larger global chip scarcity, which up until now has actually not affected Apples iPhone line, but is causing hold-ups for the Mac and iPad.