The coronavirus, which has killed more than 1,100 people and infected nearly 45,000, shows few signs of being contained, stoking fears of a potential spike in infections as people return to work. Illustration; Lau Ka-kuen

China struggles to balance coronavirus containment with economic cost as millions return to work

  • Most Chinese companies will resume operations this week, but the coronavirus outbreak is still raging and it’s far from business as usual
  • Transport restrictions, supply chain disruptions and new workplace rules to minimise the risk of transmission all cloud the short-term economic outlook
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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The coronavirus, which has killed more than 1,100 people and infected nearly 45,000, shows few signs of being contained, stoking fears of a potential spike in infections as people return to work. Illustration; Lau Ka-kuen
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Karen Yeung

Karen Yeung

Karen Yeung joined the Post in 2017 after more than 15 years' experience on global newswires in Hong Kong and Shanghai. She spent eight years in Shanghai and has received awards for best feature, analysis and agenda-setting.

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.