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China's new COVID lockdowns hit Apple suppliers

Restrictions imposed in Shenzhen, Shanghai after COVID spikes

A medical worker collects a swab from a resident at a makeshift COVID testing site in Shanghai on March 11.    © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Apple suppliers including Foxconn have been forced to suspend production after China partially locked down the cities of Shenzhen and Shanghai to combat a jump in COVID-19 cases.

The Shenzhen government on Sunday night said public transportation in the city will be halted and all nonessential businesses ordered to suspend operations from Monday through March 20.

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