Migrant workers have been discouraged from travelling during upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, with some employers providing entertainment including free outdoor films. Photo: AFP Migrant workers have been discouraged from travelling during upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, with some employers providing entertainment including free outdoor films. Photo: AFP
Migrant workers have been discouraged from travelling during upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, with some employers providing entertainment including free outdoor films. Photo: AFP

China’s coronavirus fears curb migrant worker travel over Lunar New Year, but small factories to stay shut

  • China’s annual Lunar New Year exodus of migrant workers from big cities has been put on hold this year as authorities encourage workers to stay in place
  • Employers say with more workers staying in big cities, recruitment after the holiday will be easier and businesses will be able to rapidly resume operations

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Migrant workers have been discouraged from travelling during upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, with some employers providing entertainment including free outdoor films. Photo: AFP Migrant workers have been discouraged from travelling during upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, with some employers providing entertainment including free outdoor films. Photo: AFP
Migrant workers have been discouraged from travelling during upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, with some employers providing entertainment including free outdoor films. Photo: AFP
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