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Foxconn India iPhone plant extends closure, workers’ hostels inspected – source

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By Sudarshan Varadhan CHENNAI (Reuters) – A Foxconn iPhone factory in India at the centre of a mass food-poisoning incident will extend a week-long closure by an extra three days, a senior official for the state of Tamil Nadu told Reuters. The factory, which employs some 17,000 people, had been due to resume some operations on Monday but is now expected to restart production with 1,000 workers on Thursday, the official said, adding that the state government had conducted inspections of workers’ hostels. Last week, protests erupted after more than 250 women who work at the plant and live in one…

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