Beijing, China: In a bid to escape tight COVID-19 restrictions in central Chinese cities, migrant workers flee to their hometown of a sprawling assembly plant of iPhone maker Foxconn in Zhengzhou, hit by the crown. Images and videos that made the rounds on social media showed people allegedly Foxconn factory workers climbing fences and carrying their belongings on the road. Earlier it was reported that a number of workers had been isolated due to an outbreak of the disease.Also Read – Partial lockdown imposed on Wuhan China after new cases emerge. Details inside
VIDEO: FOXCONN WORKERS CLIMB FENCES TO ESCAPE ZERO COVID LOCKDOWN
Foxconn workers had to scale high barbed wire fences to escape #ZeroCovid lockdown and traveled over 100 miles to get home. Apple’s supplier, Foxconn Zhengzhou China, employed up to 300,000 workers, likely without severance pay or social insurance. https://t.co/7FmZsLcxis
— Jake Lin (@DrJakeLin) October 30, 2022
Note: India.com does not claim the authenticity of the video, as it remains to be determined whether the workers leaving the facility escaped or were allowed to leave.
Earlier last week, Foxconn banned all meals in canteens and asked workers to eat in their dormitories, but assured production was normal. Foxconn, an Apple supplier, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics outsourcing company headquartered in Tucheng, New Taipei City, Taiwan. It has nearly 20,000 workers in the Zhengzhou complex.
The company, so far, has not revealed the number of workers infected at the factory, nor the number of employees who have left, however, on Sunday it said it would not prevent them (the employees) to leave.
COVID-19 outbreak in Zhengzhou
Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, reported 167 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in the seven days to Oct. 29, compared with 97 infections in the previous seven days.