China’s Xi says to prevent large-scale layoffs amid coronavirus outbreak

Published February 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday the government will prevent large-scale layoffs amid the coronavirus outbreak that has severely disrupted the world’s No. 2 economy, Chinese state television reported.

A man wearing a mask walks by portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, on a street in Shanghai, China February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
A man wearing a mask walks by portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, on a street in Shanghai, China February 10, 2020. (REUTERS/Aly Song/MANILA BULLETIN)

Xi also said China will strive to meet its economic and social targets for the year and reiterated that China would win the battle against the outbreak, which has killed more than 900 and infected tens of thousands since emerging in the central city of Wuhan in December.

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