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COVID-19: After Samsung, Apple Temporarily Shuts Production In India


Apple’s manufacturing companions Foxconn and Wistron have briefly closed their manufacturing amenities protecting the protection of the employees and adjust to the federal government’s determination at their manufacturing vegetation


New Delhi: With the Indian authorities imposing a nationwide 21-day lockdown to fight COVID-19, main tech big Apple’s manufacturing companions have briefly shut manufacturing in India until additional discover from the federal government.Apple’s manufacturing companions Foxconn and Wistron have briefly closed their manufacturing amenities protecting the protection of the employees and adjust to the federal government’s determination at their manufacturing vegetation.

Local trade sources confirmed to IANS on Thursday that manufacturing at Foxconn and Wistron amenities has temporally been suspended as per the federal government’s lockdown notification and directions from native authorities.

Apple provider Wistron assembled low-end iPhone SE (now discontinued) and is now assembling iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 at its Bengaluru facility. The highest-selling iPhone XR is now being manufactured at Apple provider Foxconn’s facility in Sriperumbudur, Chennai.

Both Foxconn and Wistron are additionally the important thing manufacturing companions to many different firms other than Apple, together with Xiaomi.

Samsung has already shut its Noida manufacturing manufacturing facility and places of work owing to the lockdown.

“At Samsung, health and safety of employees is our highest priority. As a measure to safeguard our employees and their families against Covid-19 and in compliance with directives from the government, we have decided to currently suspend our manufacturing operations and have asked employees at our sales, marketing and R&D offices across India to work from home,” stated Partha Ghosh, Head, Corporate Communications, Samsung India.

Several different smartphone makers are additionally impacted because of the nationwide lockdown together with the likes of Xiaomi, LG, Motorola, Vivo, Oppo and Realme and have suspended manufacturing.

India is at the moment beneath a strict lockdown for 21 days, ranging from Tuesday midnight, to interrupt the novel coronavirus cycle as instances proceed to unfold.

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