China ferries 332,000 workers back to work with special trains

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-16 22:42:58|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- China has transported 332,000 workers to their workplaces with special trains amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, official data showed.

By Sunday, the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. had sent 300 such trains since Feb. 16, with another 13 trains ready to leave in the near future.

The latest such train carrying over 200 workers southbound from central China's Hunan Province arrived at Shenzhen, one of the country's major manufacturing hubs, on Monday morning.

The special trains are among China's efforts to smooth transportation for work and production resumption amid the outbreak, as those trains run non-stop to their destinations with "green channels" for workers.