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More than 98 percent of China's major industrial firms resume work

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 30, 2020
China's manufacturing sector has steadily advanced production resumption, with 98.6 percent of major industrial firms nationwide having restarted work as of Saturday, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Monday.
Xin Guobin
Xin Guobin   Around 89.9 percent of employees had returned to their posts
Around 89.9 percent of employees in industrial companies with an annual revenue of more than 20 million yuan (about 2.84 million U.S. dollars) had returned to their posts, Xin Guobin, vice minister of the MIIT, told a press briefing.

Topics: China work

In Hubei, the average work resumption rate of industrial firms have surpassed 95 percent by far.

The production and operation of large pharmaceutical companies producing vitamin, antibiotic, antipyretic and analgesic ingredients have returned to normal, according to the vice minister.

Meanwhile, 76 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises have restarted to work nationwide.

Some 92 leading enterprises in key industries have helped boost the work resumption of more than 400,000 their upstream and downstream enterprises, Xin said.