Passengers wear masks and plastic bags at Shanghai railway station as China balances containment with returning to work. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: 3 Wuhan officials summoned to explain failings as China death toll reaches 1,018

  • Over 100 deaths in a day for the first time, with all but five coming in the Hubei province epicentre
  • China’s chief planner warns against draconian restrictions on businesses
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Passengers wear masks and plastic bags at Shanghai railway station as China balances containment with returning to work. Photo: Reuters
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Cissy Zhou

Cissy Zhou

Cissy joined the SCMP in 2019. Prior to that, she has been a producer at BBC News and investigative reporter at CaiXin Media. She is interested in China's politics and economy.

Guo Rui

Guo Rui

Guo Rui is a China reporter covering elite politics, domestic policies, environmental protection, civil society, and social movement. She is also a documentary filmmaker, recording modern Chinese history and social issues through film.

Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.

Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.