China locks down key iPhone city as daily COVID cases hit record high

China locks down key iPhone city as daily COVID cases hit record high

China locks down key iPhone city as daily COVID cases hit record high

Summary : China locks down key iPhone city as daily COVID cases hit record high. Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images

China’s government locked down more areas Thursday as daily COVID-19 cases hit a record high. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s zero-COVID policy has already increased wait times for Apple’s newest iPhone 14 Pro models as fresh restrictions in China hamper production during the tech giant’s most crucial time of the year, the holiday quarter, Axios’ Hope King writes.
• That broke the previous record set in April when financial hub Shanghai was on lockdown when 29,390 COVID cases were record, AFP notes.

Residents queue up for COVID-19 nucleic acid tests at a gated community in Zhengzhou, in the Henan Province of China , earlier this month. Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images

China ‘s government locked down more areas Thursday as daily COVID-19 cases hit a record high .

The big picture: Some 6.6 million people in the central city Zhengzhou are affected by a five-day stay-at-home orders — including the area where Apple’s main iPhone factory is located and where police in hazmat suits clashed with workers following a pay dispute, per AP.Why it matters: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s zero-COVID policy has already increased wait times for Apple’s newest iPhone 14 Pro models as fresh restrictions in China hamper production during the tech giant’s most crucial time of the year, the holiday quarter, Axios’ Hope King writes.
• Apple manufacturer Foxconn issued a statement earlier this month that it was “operating at significantly reduced capacity.”By the numbers: China ‘s National Health Commission said Thursday 31,454 domestic COVID infections were record ed within the past 24 hours.
• That broke the previous record set in April when financial hub Shanghai was on lockdown when 29,390 COVID cases were record , AFP notes.

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