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China Pushes Factories to Reopen, Risking Renewed Virus Spread

  • Local governments relaxing criteria for factories to reopen
  • Top leaders urge businesses to work to prevent economic slump
Bloomberg business news
China’s Coronavirus Cases Rise to 77,150
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China is trying to get people back to work, risking a renewed spread of the coronavirus.

Central and local governments are loosening the criteria for factories to resume operations as they walk a tightrope between containing a virus that has killed almost 2,600 people and preventing a slump in the world’s second-largest economy.