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China’s ‘IPhone City’ Sends 870 Workers Away Without Notice

A manhole cover imprinted with the Foxconn Technology Group logo.
A manhole cover imprinted with the Foxconn Technology Group logo.

Photographer: Forbes Conrad/Bloomberg

China’s Zhengzhou — the capital of Henan province known as “iPhone City” — relocated 870 workers to a hub about 230 miles away in a neighboring province, without giving them any advance notice about the measure to curb Covid transmission.

The workers were transported to Xuzhou in Jiangsu province early Friday “without prior communications,” the city’s authorities said in a statement Saturday on its official WeChat account. It didn’t say whether any of the people tested positive.