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Coronavirus

Apple suppliers scramble to keep vast factories virus-free

Foxconn and others given strict health guidelines for campuses housing tens of thousands of workers

TAIPEI -- Virus-proofing a campus the size of 250 football fields where 100,000 people live and work is no easy task, but that is what Foxconn had to do to get production back up to speed after the extended Lunar New Year's break. And its troubles may still not be over.

Normally the company only shuts its flagship Longhua campus in Shenzhen for a few days, if at all, during the holiday season, and once workers return from their hometowns, its production lines are quickly back up churning out Apple iPads, Huawei smartphones and Google smart speakers.

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