February 13, 2020 / 6:54 AM / 16 days ago

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

A worker with sanitizing equipment crosses the road in front of a hospital in Yichang city of Hubei, the province hit hardest by the novel coronavirus outbreak, China February 12, 2020. Picture taken February 12, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Hubei province, the epicenter 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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