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Foxconn to resume normal production in virus-hit China by end of March – Source Reuters Tech News

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Apple supplier Foxconn (2317.TW) said it would resume normal production in China by the end of the month and that more than half its seasonal workforce in the country had restarted work following the coronavirus outbreak.

File Photo: Foxconn employees wearing masks attend the company’s year-end gala in Taipei, Taiwan January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Yimou Lee

The Taiwanese firm, which assembles Apple’s (AAPL.O) iPhones, however, said it was unable to predict the virus’ actual impact on its full-year results.

“Prevention of outbreak, resumption of work and production are our top priority,” Chairman Liu Young-Way told an online investor conference on Tuesday.

The flu-like virus, which originated in China late last year and can be transmitted from person to person, has spread to more than 60 countries. It has infected over 86,000 people and killed more than 3,000 people, the majority in China.

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