The government in China placed the city into lockdown for at least a week!
and said everyone in the city would have to undergo three rounds of testing after 86 new cases of domestic Covid-19 infections were detected Sunday, Fortune reports
A number of manufacturers including Foxconn Technology Group, a major assembler of Apple Inc.’s iPhones, said they were halting operations in Shenzhen in compliance with the local government’s policy.
Electric vehicle giant Tesla is suspending production at its Shanghai factory for several days, according to a notice sent internally and to suppliers, as China tightens COVID restrictions to curb the country’s latest outbreak.Fortune finds
*Fortune tweet on latest covid surge in China
The Shenzhen lockdown will affect everything from cars to iPhones: ‘It’s going to be really bad’ https://t.co/FrDeESQRMB
— FORTUNE (@FortuneMagazine) March 15, 2022
The Shanghai factory runs around the clock, and suppliers and Tesla staff were told in the notice, and that production would be suspended until Saturday, reuters finds
- Tesla’s Gigafactory 3, in Shangai makes the Tesla Model 3 sedan and the Model Y crossover sport utility vehicle.
China locks down Shenzhen as it battles biggest Covid surge since start of pandemic Tech and manufacturing hub of 17.5mn people placed under lockdown
Many cities across China, including Shanghai, have been rolling out strict movement controls to stem the country’s largest COVID-19 outbreak in two years. The measures have also caused factory shutdowns in parts of the country, putting pressure on supply chain.
Its Shanghai factory produces cars for the China market and is also a crucial export hub to Germany and Japan.
It delivered 56,515 vehicles in February, including 33,315 for export, according to the China Passenger Car Association.
*total amounts to an average of around 2,018 vehicles a day