China's struggle to contain the deadly coronavirus is deepening concerns about the impact on the world's number-two economy, as factories stay closed and millions of consumers remain holed up at home. Photo: AFP
China's struggle to contain the deadly coronavirus is deepening concerns about the impact on the world's number-two economy, as factories stay closed and millions of consumers remain holed up at home. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: China’s east coast provinces offer chartered transport, rewards to get rural migrants back to work

  • Sweeping measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak have exacerbated labour shortages in China as the country struggles to restart the economy
  • Authorities on China’s east coast are arranging chartered transport and offering allowances to lure migrant workers back to their jobs

China's struggle to contain the deadly coronavirus is deepening concerns about the impact on the world's number-two economy, as factories stay closed and millions of consumers remain holed up at home. Photo: AFP
China's struggle to contain the deadly coronavirus is deepening concerns about the impact on the world's number-two economy, as factories stay closed and millions of consumers remain holed up at home. Photo: AFP
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