Chaos at Apple supplier Quanta shows strains of Shanghai COVID lockdown

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Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Quanta Shanghai Manufacturing City would seem like an ideal site to implement China’s “closed-loop” management system to prevent the spread of COVID that requires staff to live and work on-site in a secure bubble. Sprawled over land the size of 20 football fields, the campus houses factories, living quarters for 40,000 workers, some living 12 per room, and even a supermarket. But as COVID-19 breeched Quanta’s defences, the system broke down into chaos on Thursday. Videos posted online showed more than a hundred Quanta workers physically overwhelming security guards in hazm… Read more about Chaos at Apple supplier Quanta shows strains of Shanghai COVID lockdown

What Pushed Apple Factory Workers to Riot?

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The Street

By Kirk O’Neil Workers at a Shanghai technology factory crashed through barriers erected to keep them from leaving the plant and struggled with guards trying to keep them inside. A resurgence of a Covid-19 outbreak in China in March led to a lockdown in the nation’s largest city Shanghai, disrupting work at technology and electric vehicle plants and other industries’ factories, causing major supply chain, logistics and production issues. Tesla on March 28 shut its Shanghai Gigafactory, but was allowed to reopen its plant on April 19. Volkswagen shut its Shanghai-area factory on April 1, but Ge… Read more about What Pushed Apple Factory Workers to Riot?