The closure announced due to increasing Kovid-19 cases in the central city of Qingdu city of Sichuan province in China has been extended indefinitely. It was announced that 116 new cases were recorded in the city in the last 24 hours.
In the city of 21 million, citizens were asked not to leave their homes except for tests, while it was announced that one person from each family would be allowed for daily shopping.
The quarantine, announced on September 1, was expected to end on Wednesday, but authorities have extended the quarantine decision, saying that the risk still remains in some regions.
Due to the measures, the opening of the schools, which was planned to start on September 1, was postponed indefinitely.
The closure in the city, where the factories of international companies such as Japanese automotive company Toyota, US chip maker Intel and electronic product manufacturer Foxconn are located, is expected to negatively affect the supply chain in critical industries.
According to the news of The Guardian, Foxcomm, which is Apple’s supplier and produces iPad and Macbooks, and Jabil, which produces parts for Macbooks, have factories in the city.
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