China’s cabinet said on February 9 it would introduce targeted and coordinated measures to ensure smooth work resumption. The State Council’s special coronavirus group also said workers should return in “batches,” rather than all at once, in order to reduce infection risks.
Apple said it is extending its retail store closures in China due to the coronavirus. The company said it will re-open its corporate offices and contact centers during the week of February 10.
Smartphone maker Foxconn, received government approval to resume production at a key plant with 16,000 people, or under 10 percent of its workforce, returning to work.
Japan’s Nintendo shared on February 6 the delay of production and shipping of its Switch console and peripherals like Joy-Con controllers to the Japanese market due to the epidemic. Supply of the Ring Fit Adventure gadget, already hard to find in some countries, is also affected.