Several Apple suppliers in Vietnam have closed due to an increase in coronavirus cases 1

This year will be particularly difficult for the tech industry in general due to lack of electronic components which affects both the automotive industry and electronics manufacturers. In the absence of components, Apple must add one more related to the coronavirus.

According to what they say from Bloomberg, two Vietnamese suppliers were forced to close its facilities due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases

, which could affect Apple’s manufacturing plans if this shutdown takes too long.

According to this medium, the government of Vietnam ordered the closure of Foxconn Technology Group and Luxshare Precision Industry Co factories in the country, due to the increase in coronavirus infections in the north of the country, following orders from the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Bac Giang Province, The Anh Duong.

This committee sent a group of sanitary inspectors and officials to organize the disinfection tasks and help them get organized to be able to resume production

as soon as possible without contributing to the spread of the virus. Initial plans are to resume production within two weeks to minimize supply chain disruptions as much as possible.

For the time being we don’t know what apple products are that may have been affected by this failure. Asian company Foxconn is moving part of the iPad and MacBook assembly to Vietnam from China, but in addition, it has also shifted production of AirPods.

The making of the iPhone too was hit in India For the same reason, due to the increase in coronavirus cases a few weeks ago and to which are added a large number of worker riots which obviously did not go very well in the offices. from Apple.