Anger has spread in regional capital Urumqi, where protesters blame a strict zero-Covid policy for a blaze that ripped through a residential building, killing ten people.
Zhengzhou authorities order mass testing and an effective lockdown for several districts in the city, affecting at least six million people.
Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes a day after the factory was hit by massive protests, sparked by claims of overdue pay and frustration over severe Covid-19 restrictions.
Foxconn, Apple's principal subcontractor, saw a surge in Covid-19 cases at its Zhengzhou site in recent months, leading the company to shutter the vast complex in a bid to keep the virus in check.
The Foxconn factory in the city of Zhengzhou grapples with worker exodus, impacting the shipment forecast by 2-3 million units.
Train services have been suspended and highways closed in Henan province as storms trap subway passengers waist-high in floodwaters and turn streets into torrents.
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