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Apple Laptop Maker Joins Growing Covid Plant Closures in China

  • More than 30 Taiwanese companies suspend output in Kunshan
  • Kunshan serves as a key hardware manufacturing hub in China
MacBook laptop computers.

MacBook laptop computers.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

More than 30 Taiwanese companies including Pegatron Corp. and Macbook maker Quanta Computer Inc. have now halted production in the electronics hubs of eastern China to comply with local Covid-related restrictions, spelling more trouble for an already fragile global tech supply chain.

On Wednesday, Quanta said it was suspending a Shanghai plant to comply with government restrictions. At least 30 other companies are suspending output in nearby Kunshan until April 19, they said in filings to Taiwan’s stock exchange. Some said the effect on their finances is still unknown, while others expect no major impact. Kunshan, a bustling city that hosts Apple Inc. suppliers including Pegatron and Luxshare Precision Industry Co., began a city-wide lockdown in early April.