COVID-19: After Samsung, Apple temporarily shuts production in India

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New Delhi, March 26 | With the Indian government imposing a nationwide 21-day lockdown to combat COVID-19, leading tech giant Apple’s manufacturing partners have temporarily shut manufacturing in India till further notice from the government.

Apple’s manufacturing partners Foxconn and Wistron have temporarily closed their production facilities keeping the safety of the workers and comply with the government’s decision at their manufacturing plants.

Local industry sources confirmed to IANS on Thursday that production at Foxconn and Wistron facilities has temporally been suspended as per the government’s lockdown notification and instructions from local authorities.

Apple supplier Wistron assembled low-end iPhone SE (now discontinued) and is now assembling iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 at its Bengaluru facility. The highest-selling iPhone XR is now being manufactured at Apple supplier Foxconn’s facility in Sriperumbudur, Chennai.

Both Foxconn and Wistron are also the key manufacturing partners to many other companies apart from Apple, including Xiaomi.

Samsung has already shut its Noida manufacturing factory and offices owing to the lockdown.

“At Samsung, health and safety of employees is our highest priority. As a measure to safeguard our employees and their families against Covid-19 and in compliance with directives from the government, we have decided to currently suspend our manufacturing operations and have asked employees at our sales, marketing and R&D offices across India to work from home,” said Partha Ghosh, Head, Corporate Communications, Samsung India.

Several other smartphone makers are also impacted due to the nationwide lockdown including the likes of Xiaomi, LG, Motorola, Vivo, Oppo and Realme and have suspended production.

India is currently under a strict lockdown for 21 days, starting from Tuesday midnight, to break the novel coronavirus cycle as cases continue to spread.

Source: IANS

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Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”

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