China Forces Major Company Factories into Coronavirus Lockdowns in Industrial Hub Shenzhen

China Forces Major Company Factories into Coronavirus Lockdowns in Industrial Hub Shenzhen


The government of Shenzhen, China, on Monday ordered the manufacturing hub’s top 100 companies to enforce a “closed loop” system in which staff must work, sleep, and live at factories for at least one week to contain a local epidemic of the Chinese coronavirus, Bloomberg News reported.

“China has forced some of its biggest companies, including iPhone maker Foxconn and oil producer CNOOC Ltd., to operate within a ‘closed loop’ restricted system for seven days,” Bloomberg reported on July 25 citing a municipal government edict issued by Shenzhen earlier that day.

“The city government has asked its 100 biggest companies, including automaker BYD Co., networking giants Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. and drone-maker DJI to restrict operations only to employees living within

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