World: In China, confined workers from Foxconn flee their factories on foot

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Extrait d'une vidéo montrant des personnes en train de quitter, avec valises et sacs, le complexe Foxconn à Zhengzhou, dans la province du Henan, dans le centre de la Chine, samedi 29 octobre 2022. © AP - Hangpai Xingyang extract from a video showing people leaving, with suitcases and bags, the Foxconn complex in Zhengzhou, in the province of the province of the province of Henan, in the center of China, Saturday October 29, 2022.

of workers who make the trunk, in China. Faced with the cases of COVID contamination and the isolation measures taken in one of the largest FOXCONN factories in the center of the country, employees decided to abandon the assembly chains this weekend, to go home on foot.

With our correspondent in Beijing, Stéphane Lagarde

They took all their things on their backs, large bags and double coats.

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The youngest climb on the grids, pass the barbed wire before jumping; The least agile or those with wheels with wheels open a breach in plastic palisades, before ending up in the fields, or on foot on the motorway not far from the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou.


These which is difficult to verify videos have flooded social networks this weekend, forcing local authorities to organize buses to bring back the workers tired of being confined in their dormitories, or locked up in sanitary bubbles ( Dodo-Boulot-Dodo) to ensure production.

According to some of these workers, the situation had deteriorated in recent days, while COVID cases have continued to increase on a campus which has up to 300,000 employees.

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motorway "I will never return to Foxconn, they have no humanity there", thus entrusts one of them to the Financial Times , after having escaped the factory on Sunday at night, and preparing to walk more than 200 kilometers to go home.

On the edges of the roads, the residents of the surroundings left bottled water and provisions with signs: "For the workers of Foxconn who return home".

The cities crossed, for their part quickly developed plans to catch up with migrant opening, fearing that the latter would trigger covid infections in their path.

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