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China’s Shenzhen denies blocking Apple supplier Foxconn from resuming production – Source Reuters Tech News

BEIJING (Reuters) – Local Chinese authorities have not blocked Apple (AAPL.O) supplier Foxconn (2317.TW) from resuming production amid a coronavirus outbreak, they said in a statement on Sunday, denying an earlier report in the Nikkei Business Daily.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, is seen on top of the company’s building in Taipei, Taiwan March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

The Nikkei, citing four people familiar with the matter, said here on Saturday that public health experts had carried out inspections at Foxconn’s factories and told the company that there was a “high risk of coronavirus infection” at the facilities, making them unsuitable for a production restart.

Shenzhen’s Longhua district, where Foxconn’s largest factory is located, said in a statement on its official WeChat account on Sunday that those reports were untrue and that it was still conducting checks, adding that the company would restart…

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