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A growing number of migrant workers are returning to work as companies across China gradually resume operations after a prolonged Lunar New Year holiday due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But unlike before, many of the return trips this year have been made through chartered transport. On Friday morning, a total of 108 farmers from Renshou County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province set out for coastal Guangdong Province by taking chartered buses free of charge. The government-initiated campaign aims to provide the migrant workers a safe and smooth trip amid the epidemic. "I was planning to take bullet trains back, but my three attempts to buy a ticket all failed, which made me very anxious... Full story

22 February