During the pandemic, many of China’s migrant workers were forced to stay in their hometowns because of travel restrictions. Photo: AFP
During the pandemic, many of China’s migrant workers were forced to stay in their hometowns because of travel restrictions. Photo: AFP

China population census delay may be due to coronavirus impact on migrant workers, demographer says

  • Coronavirus travel restrictions caused many migrant workers to remain in their rural hometowns, making them more difficult to count, demographer says
  • This distortion may require more time to sort through and check

During the pandemic, many of China’s migrant workers were forced to stay in their hometowns because of travel restrictions. Photo: AFP
During the pandemic, many of China’s migrant workers were forced to stay in their hometowns because of travel restrictions. Photo: AFP
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