Coronavirus: American factories in China unable to staff production lines as lockdown continues

Coronavirus: American factories in China unable to staff production lines as lockdown continues

As China tries to put its economy back to work amid a novel coronavirus outbreak that has left swathes of the country on lockdown, American manufacturers have warned that they do not have enough staff to man their production lines.

The Lunar New Year holiday was officially extended until February 10 in a bid to stem contagion, but factories begun reopening last week across the country, with differing rules applying across China‚Äôs almost 3,000 counties.

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