Shanghai Lockdown Causes iPhone Manufacturers To Shut Down Operations In China
The latest manufacturer to suspend operations as a result of the Shanghai lockdown is Pegatron, a significant producer of Apple's iPhone.
The technology company has announced that production at two of its factories in China has been temporarily halted.
The corporation stated that it would work with authorities to get operations back up and running as soon as it is possible.
On Tuesday, authorities in Shanghai relaxed some of the city's coronavirus laws and for the first time in weeks, some of the city's 25 million residents will be able to leave their homes.
In late March, the city was shut down due to an outbreak of illnesses in the important manufacturing and financial center.
Shanghai's lockdown is the world's largest to date, and the city is a major financial and manufacturing hub as well as home to the world's largest port.
Since the pandemic began in 2019, China has enforced shutdowns affecting millions of people in major cities including Xi’an and Wuhan.
Pegatron announced in a stock exchange filing that it has paused operations at its factory in Shanghai and neighboring Kunshan "in response to local government Covid-19 prevention requirements."
Last month, Foxconn, a Taiwanese manufacturer that also assembles iPhones for Apple, ceased operations at its Shenzhen factory.
It relocated production to other manufacturing sites while continuing operations in Shenzhen with personnel living and working inside the plant in a closed-loop system.
According to the Japanese publication Nikkei, major Apple MacBook manufacturer Quanta and iPad maker Compal Electronics have also halted operations in Chinese locations.