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China locks down 6 million people due to COVID outbreak and protests

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Zhengzhou authorities, a city with more than 10 million inhabitants, ordered that several districts be confined to an outbreak of COVID-19 that affects the population as well as the violent protests that have been registered.

Zhengzhou is home to the world’s largest iPhone phone factory. The local government announced that residents of the center do not leave their homes unless necessary and can only be done by those who present a negative COVID-19 test and obtain a permit.

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The measure is expected to affect more than 6 million people for at least five days. It also occurs after the violent protests that took place in the industrial complex of the technology firm Foxconn, where the largest production of iPhone phones in the world is located.

Workers raised their voices over poor working conditions after the imposition of restrictions due to COVID-19 for a month. They raised their voices in the face of low wages and that biosecurity measures were not being respected since workers who have tested positive were working alongside those who tested negative.

In social networks, employees were observed saying that the attractive bonus and the payment package have not been met, as well as having changed them. The company said they have complied “based on the contractual obligation.”

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This Thursday, Foxconn apologized Thursday for a “technical error” in the payment of wages at its large iPhone factory in central China, subject to anti-covid restrictions and the scene of violent protests.

“Our team has been looking at the issue and has discovered a technical error during the onboarding process,” it said in a statement. “We apologize for the error in the computer system and guarantee that the salary is the same as agreed,” he added. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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