Many Chinese workers have delayed their return or worked from home. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s hi-tech hub Shenzhen gets back to work despite fears deadly coronavirus will keep spreading

  • Hundreds of thousands of workers have travelled back to their workplace after the extended Lunar New Year break despite the risk from the illness
  • Southern megacity has told businesses to seek permission to resume operations as authorities try to curb spread of virus
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Many Chinese workers have delayed their return or worked from home. Photo: Bloomberg
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

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Phoebe Zhang

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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.