Apple supplier Foxconn resumes Chinese production after coronavirus

Contract manufacturer Foxconn said it would be "careful" to resume production at its core facilities in China after work was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Foxconn is the key assembler for many major device makers, especially Apple, which has warned it will not produce due to continued uncertainties affecting its supply chain.

With China one of the largest manufacturing centers, a supplier of components, and a huge market for the mobile industry, there have been concerns that the disruption could be significant.

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Many companies have instructed employees to work from home and minimize travel, however the tech sector is seen as a “critical” industry, exempt from many of the restrictions. Huawei and Samsung are among those that continue to operate manufacturing facilities.

Foxconn previously said it hoped to resume half of production before the end of the month, before reaching 80 percent of total production in March. Its factories in India, Mexico and Vietnam continue to operate at full capacity and plans to expand capacity in work to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus.

The virus outbreak is witnessing the cancellation of the Mobile Communications Congress (MWC), the largest mobile technology in the world. The organizer insisted that the event would go ahead as planned, but several major exhibitors announced their withdrawals before the plug was fully pulled last week.

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