This has never happened before, and here it is again.
Until now, we have heard complaints from electronics manufacturers about sanitary restrictions in China, which prevented the production of products in the Celestial Empire at a stable pace. Now the authorities have decided to relax the policy of “zero tolerance” for COVID-19, and this has turned into new problems, as the DigiTimes explains. At laptop component suppliers located in China, up to half of the staff may now be on sick leave, which also negatively affects production volumes.
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The phenomenon is explained quite simply – during the period of strict sanitary restrictions, Chinese citizens were less sick with infectious diseases, their immunity to them decreased, and the seasonal wave after the lockdowns were lifted led to an increase in the incidence. Of course, the situation will improve after the recovery of sufficient herd immunity by those who have been ill, but this will take time. Fortunately, the consumer electronics market is experiencing a decline in demand, so the industry can operate in a limited mode for now without much impact on this segment.