Industries resume production in Hubei China

Over 98 percent of major industrial firms in central China’s Hubei province have resumed work after months-long shutdown.

The production resumption rate of major industrial firms in central China’s Hubei Province, once hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic, has reached 98.2 percent as of April 17, local authorities said.

According to the provincial COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control headquarters on Thursday, the rate of employees returning to their posts in the province’s major industrial firms hit 93 percent.

It is clear that whilst other countries and regions struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, Hubei has since moved on.

For the micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, the resumption rate is less than 80 percent, Meng Chunlin, deputy director of the provincial department of economy and information technology, said at the news conference.

Hubei has introduced a raft of policies to support micro-businesses and SMEs, including taxes cut or exemption and labor cost reduction, to cushion the impact caused by the epidemic and speed up the resumption of production.

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