There are still many virus prevention measures that deter people from traveling.
With masks, fever checks and health QR codes, there are signs that the coronavirus still poses a threat to daily life.
Among the challenges: How do you teach gym class to students stuck in tiny apartments?
Consumer spending plummeted while people stayed home. But Taobao saw livestream sales sessions double on its app.
Most people in China are just getting paid wages for February and by law, employees are supposed to receive their regular salaries even when their companies were shut because of the coronavirus. Did they?
Pork seller Ma Qiang sold $35,000 worth of pork to restaurants ahead of the Lunar New Year and expected to be paid after the holiday. Then COVID-19 hit.
Online classes are difficult for working Chinese parents with young children.
The nearly 170 million Chinese who travel a long way to work are having a tough time returning to their jobs because of quarantine areas.
And it’s not just companies in China feeling the strain.