Chinese manufacturers in Shenzhen, including Huawei and SMIC, go under ‘closed-loop’ operating mode amid Omicron outbreak
- A Shenzhen government directive has advised major Chinese manufacturers to go on closed-loop operating mode, which restricts employee movement
- The closed-loop system remains the go-to strategy for mainland factories to keep production on track, while reducing the risk of new infections
The move to a closed-loop operation mode, which involves control measures such as locking workers within a compound and conducting daily nucleic acid testing, remains the go-to strategy for mainland factories to keep production on track, while reducing the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
Shenzhen reported 21 new local infections on Sunday, up from 19 a day earlier. While that number is low by international standards or in comparison with neighbouring Hong Kong, the local government has significantly tightened control measures, including mass testing and closure of public venues. Shenzhen has also not published any policies regarding the operations of industrial firms.