Hon Hai’s reopening of China operations delayed due to coronavirus

Focus Taiwan
Date: 01/30/2020
By: Chung Jung-feng, Jackson Chang, Jeffrey Wu and Evelyn Kao

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Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world's largest contract electronics maker, is among several Taiwanese businesses that have had to postpone the reopening of their factories in China after the Lunar New Year holiday due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, has told the employees at its factories in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the coronavirus, that work will not resume until Feb. 14, in accordance with an order issued by the Hubei Province government.

Meanwhile, Hon Hai said, its plants in other Chinese provinces will remain closed until Feb. 10 in keeping with government guidelines.

The company has advised its employees in China to stay at home and those in Taiwan, who came back from Wuhan for the Lunar New Year holiday, to remain in self-quarantine.   [FULL  STORY]

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