Jiangxi province in southeast China has postponed the resumption of industries to contain the spread of the coronavirus after its health department issued an order to this effect. The province had 701 confirmed cases of the disease according to last week’s statistics. Earlier, the Chinese government had asked industries outside Hubei province to recommence operations.
Steelmakers in the province produced 16.69mn mt of crude steel and 18.26mn mt of steel in the first half of 2019. Metal producers such as Jiangxi Iron and Steel, Jiangxi Jiujiang Steel plant, Jiangxi Pxsteel Industy, Jiangxi Baotai are based out of the province.