Apple-supplier Foxconn tells Wuhan employees in Taiwan for Lunar New Year to stay home

Foxconn , a key supplier to Apple , has asked employees from its Wuhan plant in China who are in Taiwan for the Lunar New Year holidays to stay back given the new coronavirus outbreak in the city.
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