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Infection rates jump in China's coastal business hubs

Surge in Wenzhou and Guangzhou risks extending business shutdowns

BEIJING/GUANGZHOU/SHANGHAI -- Coronavirus cases are climbing fast in economically vital Chinese coastal cities, far from the outbreak's epicenter, raising uncertainty over how many multinational manufacturers will be able to resume production next week.

Nikkei calculated the concentration of confirmed cases in 10 large Chinese cities -- including Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated -- based on population data from the central government.

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