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Virus outbreak hit restaurants hard, industry calls for government support


The ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak has hit the catering sector hard, as people stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus. Restaurants and industry watchers call for government support such as tax cut and low interest rate loans to help the sector get through the tough time.

The Lunar New Year holiday is traditionally the busiest season for the sector. According to the data from the Ministry of Commerce, China's retail sales and catering . . .

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