China says COVID-19 outbreaks will not lead to industrial shutdowns in north

FILE PHOTO: An employee wearing a face mask works at a factory of the component maker SMC during a government organised tour of its facility following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – COVID-19 outbreaks in northern China will have some impact on industries but will not lead to manufacturing shutdowns, said Huang Libin, an official at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, at a media briefing on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Stella Qiu and Ryan Woo; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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