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Coronavirus

Production halts in China risks disrupting new iPhone launch

Local governments tell companies to extend closures

Prolonged production shutdowns in China could disrupt global supply chains.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU/TAIPEI -- Local Chinese governments are telling companies to keep workers at home after the Lunar New Year holidays as the coronavirus infection spreads, raising the possibility of stalled production disrupting the global supply of smartphones, personal computers and other electronics.

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