China: Beijing urges for 'resumption of work and production' amid coronavirus

Beijing called for the «resumption of work and production» amid the coronavirus breakout, during a press conference in the Chinese capital on Tuesday. «The resumption of work and production indeed will bring the massive flow and gathering of people and potential risk to the large-scale spread of the epidemic,» said Cong Liang, the spokesperson for the National Development and Reform Commission... Еще. «However, if we don't resume work and production, it will affect the supplement of medical material including living goods in some epidemic worst-hit districts in the short term. In the long term, we will face the risk of a lack of various goods and materials in other areas,» he concluded. Spokesperson for the Health and Family Planning Commission He Qinghua, added that «the measures we took are efficient, like extending the Chinese New Year holiday, avoiding the peak time for the resumption of work and enhancing control on the focus groups.» Most Chinese provinces are progressively returning to work. The flu-like virus has infected more than 40,000 people and claimed the lives of at least 1,000.

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