Some Businesses Allowed to Resume in Wuhan, Origin of Virus Outbreak

By Kyodo News 12 March 2020

BEIJING—Some industries in the locked-down Chinese city of Wuhan at the center of the coronavirus outbreak can resume work, the Hubei provincial government said Wednesday, as new virus cases there have fallen significantly.

Key sectors such as utilities, public transport and producers of medical supplies and daily necessities have been given the green light to go back online, while industries that “have a significant impact on the national and global supply chains” can also resume production upon approval, the government said in a statement.

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