February 13, 2020 / 6:55 AM / 7 days ago

China's Hubei province asks firms not to resume work until February 21

FILE PHOTO: A delivery worker for Alibaba's Hema Fresh supermarket chain rides an electric bike following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Hubei province, the epicentre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, said on Thursday it would extend a work suspension and asked all enterprises not to reopen before the end of Feb. 20.

The local government made the announcement in a statement on its website.

Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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