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China blocks restart of Foxconn plants due to coronavirus: sources

Move further disrupts production of Apple, Amazon and Huawei devices

The disruption to Foxconn production will likely impact the supply of iPhones. (Nikkei montage/Reuters)

TAIPEI/HONG KONG -- Key iPhone supplier Foxconn's plan to resume production on Monday has been called off by the Chinese authorities due to worries surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned.

The action further worsens the supply chain disruption for global electronics companies, including Apple, Amazon, Google and Huawei. Foxconn is the world's biggest iPhone assembler, and it makes Huawei smartphones and Amazon Kindle tablets as well as echo speakers, while it also supplies HP, Dell and most the major electronics brands.

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