Foxconn denies rumor of 20,000 employees contracting Covid-19
Published: Oct 26, 2022 05:51 PM
Foxconn Photo: VCG

Foxconn Photo: VCG

The world's largest electronics contractor Foxconn on Wednesday denied rumors claiming that about 20,000 staff have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the company's Zhengzhou park in Central China's Henan Province.

"Operation and production in the Zhengzhou park is relatively stable with health and safety measures for employees being maintained," the company said in a statement sent to the Global Times on Wednesday, saying that the online rumors are "false."

Employees are the group's greatest asset, and the welfare of our workforce is a priority for the group's operations, said the company. "For the small number of employees affected by the pandemic, Foxconn, in compliance with local epidemic prevention policies, is providing the necessary guarantees for livelihoods, including material supplies, psychological comfort and responsive feedback," the statement read.

At present, epidemic prevention work in Zhengzhou is progressing steadily, and the impact on the company is controllable, Foxconn said, noting that the operating outlook for this quarter remains unchanged.

The Zhengzhou facility is the main manufacturing base for Foxconn to produce iPhones for Apple, with more than 90 production lines and about 350,000 workers.

Global Times