Major Chinese electronics assembler Foxconn announced on Oct. 30 that it would arrange safety measures for workers as Covid outbreaks and lockdowns hit the city of Zhengzhou, where it operates three facilities. The Zhengzhou government also announced that it will offer transport support and other assistance after one of Foxconn’s parks went into a partial lockdown, only allowing workers to move between factories and dormitories, according to a Foxconn announcement on Oct. 28. The announcement came after video clips purporting to show Foxconn workers bypassing security and Covid checks to climb out of the Zhengzhou facilities went viral on Chinese social media. Multiple workers at one Zhengzhou plant told Chinese media outlet Caixin that it was still in operation, despite the partial lockdown, with some 200,000 workers thought to be affected by the restrictions. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for TF International Securities, posted new survey results of Foxconn’s Zhengzhou operations on Oct. 30, saying that “more than 10% of global iPhone production capacity is currently affected as Foxconn’s Zhengzhou iPhone plants suddenly entered closed-loop production without warning.” Kuo added that the incident will have a limited impact on iPhone shipments for the fourth quarter this year as its production capacity would gradually improve within a few weeks. [Caixin, in Chinese]