Up to 3 million passengers are expected to travel each day from Saturday to Tuesday as people return to work after the extended Lunar New Year break. Photo: AFP

China faces dilemma as it tries to get back to work amid coronavirus outbreak fears

  • Economist says allowing people to return to their jobs after extended Lunar New Year holiday is crucial for both economy and fighting outbreak
  • But public transport numbers for the weekend indicate people might not be rushing back
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Up to 3 million passengers are expected to travel each day from Saturday to Tuesday as people return to work after the extended Lunar New Year break. Photo: AFP
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.