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China’s iPhone City Locks Down Urban Areas as Covid Cases Rise

  • Zhengzhou’s moves mark a step back toward China’s tough curbs
  • iPhone factory workers clashed with guards Wednesday over pay
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WATCH: China’s daily Covid-19 infections has climbed to a record high. James Mayger reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Zhengzhou, home to Apple Inc.’s largest iPhone manufacturing site, will be largely locked down for five days as officials in the Chinese city resort to tighter curbs to quell a swelling Covid-19 outbreak.  

Mobility controls -- a euphemism for lockdown -- will be imposed in the main urban areas of Zhengzhou from Friday through Nov. 29 because of rising virus cases, Zhengzhou’s pandemic task force said in a statement late Wednesday. The city reported 996 infections on Wednesday, up from 813 a day earlier.