Workers began returning to offices and factories around China last Monday, February 10, after an extended Lunar New Year holiday in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Authorities have eased some restrictions on work and travel, and major cities allowed businesses to resume operations on the basis of “sound preparation” against the epidemic.
Traffic increased slightly and more activities were seen on the roads. Many companies are allowing their employees to work from home as infection figures continue to increase.
Tencent Holdings, for example, announced on its official WeChat account it had asked staff to work from home for an extra week until February 21 as a protective measure.
Staff of Bytedance, which owns short video app Tiktok, started to work from home on Monday, and they are expected back in the office at the end of February or early March.