Businesses in China have been severely disrupted following a lockdown in many parts of the country to contain the spread of coronavirus.

It has been more than two months since the virus, officially known as COVID-19, surfaced in Wuhan. Since then, it has killed at least 4,600 people, infected 124,519 and spread to 118 countries.

In China, the national tally is 80,980 with 3,173 deaths.

As trade is witnessing a slump in the mainland, companies have cut down salaries of their employees.

The hardest-hit in the world’s second largest economy is its automobile sector.

Figures for January show automobile

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