Foxconn Ends Most Anti-Covid Restrictions in iPhone City

Foxconn Technology Group, Apple’s main iPhone manufacturer, has announced that it will be relaxing most of the anti-Covid restrictions at its factory in Zhengzhou, China.

Foxconn announced the end of its “point-to-point” system on Wednesday night via its official WeChat account. This measure required workers to limit their daily moves between their dorms and the site.

Due to the negative effects on economic activity and public anger, China is abandoning its long-standing Covid Zero policy. Foxconn’s decision follows the removal of the “high-risk Covid” category from the area around the facility earlier this week.

Zhengzhou had already eased its virus-elimination efforts for the majority of the city, removing the requirement for Covid testing to enter public places.

Apple warned in November that iPhone manufacturing will be halted due to problems in Zhengzhou, which makes all of Apple’s high-end Pro models.