Beijing, China - After authorities extended the Lunar New Year holiday by 10 days in an attempt to contain the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 900 people and infected more than 40,000, most provinces in China ended the official holiday on Monday.

However, amid concerns of a potential uptick in cases as people return to work, the official ending of the holiday did not lead to the widespread reopening of businesses as the entire country has remained on high alert.

Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China.

Advertisement
EMS.com: Free Shipping on The North Face, UGG, Patagonia, Merrell, Five Fingers, and Garmin!

More videos

VOA News 19 Feb 2020 20:36 CET

Log On Digital Wellness USAGM