With a large number of sick employees, the production of iPhone 12 smartphones at Foxconn’s Indian plant has fallen by more than 50%. Foxconn’s plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu produces iPhones specifically for India, the world’s second-largest smartphone market.
The state of Tamil Nadu has been hit hard by the second wave of coronavirus that has hit India. The state has introduced complete isolation, closed shops, no public transport. More than 100 employees tested positive for COVID-19.
The source adds that the sick employees have been sent for treatment, so only a small portion of the manufacturing process is maintained at the Foxconn plant. This information was provided by anonymous employees of the company.
iPhone 12 production collapses 50% due to a large number of sick employees at the Foxconn plant in India
Foxconn itself, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and a key Apple partner said that a small number of employees at one of its facilities in India have tested positive for COVID-19, while the company is helping them with treatment.
Foxconn makes employee health and safety a top priority, which is why we are working closely with local and Indian health authorities to address the challenges we face in the fight against coronavirus.
Foxconn declined to disclose the number of sick employees and how much the company’s production facilities were affected.