People with suitcases and bags are seen leaving from a Foxconn compound in Zhengzhou in central China on Saturday. Photo: Hangpai Xingyang via AP
People with suitcases and bags are seen leaving from a Foxconn compound in Zhengzhou in central China on Saturday. Photo: Hangpai Xingyang via AP

Coronavirus: iPhone factory exodus shows how China’s Covid narrative still strikes fear in public

  • Foxconn employees said they would rather trek long distances than face the risk of what would likely be a minor infection
  • Analysts say the Chinese government has portrayed the virus as a monster, while ignoring misinformation put out on social media

People with suitcases and bags are seen leaving from a Foxconn compound in Zhengzhou in central China on Saturday. Photo: Hangpai Xingyang via AP
People with suitcases and bags are seen leaving from a Foxconn compound in Zhengzhou in central China on Saturday. Photo: Hangpai Xingyang via AP
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