Many restaurants and shops remained closed in Beijing on Monday. Photo: Kyodo

As China goes back to work after Lunar New Year, will the coronavirus spread even more rapidly?

  • Most provinces and regions told businesses to remain closed, but in some parts of the country they reopened on Monday
  • After lockdowns and quarantines were enforced during the holiday season to contain the spread of infections, a return to normality will raise fresh fears
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Many restaurants and shops remained closed in Beijing on Monday. Photo: Kyodo
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Gigi Choy

Gigi Choy

Gigi Choy joined the Post as a reporter in 2019. Prior this, she interned on the Asia desk, covering politics, culture and social issues.

Echo Xie

Echo Xie

Echo is a Beijing-based Chinese politics and policy reporter. Before joining the SCMP, she worked for Jiemian news and the CSMonitor Beijing Bureau.