Foxconn plant near Chennai to stay shut this week after protests: Govt sources – Economic Times

Chennai News

Apple supplier Foxconn’s plant near Chennai will remain shut this week following protests, government sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Five days of holiday have been declared at the plant, the Superintendent of Police in Kancheepuram said, following protests against food poisoning at a unit.

The report was confirmed by a senior official of the state of Tamil Nadu, of which Chennai is the capital.

Foxconn was not immediately available for comment.

Police on Monday released dozens of those detained for blocking a key highway in a protest against food poisoning at the Foxconn plant that makes iPhone 12 models.