In China, workers are fleeing Iphone factories because of a COVID-19 outbreak. They are complaining about unsafe working conditions. Many of them have fallen ill and have received no treatment. Multiple footages show workers with bags and suitcases returning to their hometowns on foot, in an attempt to avoid COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Foxconn, the Iphone factory, has not yet revealed the number of infected workers and have rejected rumors that 20,000 staff had been diagnosed with COVID.
Vocabulary from the video:
- fence - a barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to prevent or control access or escape.
- to climb - to go up, or to go towards the top of something.
- to disclose - to make something known publicly, or to show something that was hidden.
- left - to go away from a place.
- departing - to go away or leave, especially on a journey.