The holiday has been extended by three days, meaning the country may slowly get back to business only from Monday.
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The Chinese government decided late Sunday it would extend the holiday and related school closures beyond January 30.
Businesses are searching for ways to become mobile-friendly. By 2020, it's predicted that 85% of interactions between brands and customers will be managed without speaking.
China had taken "very, very strong measures" to contain the outbreak.
Global equities have taken a severe hit by fears the new outbreak, which has killed nine and sickened hundreds, could cause as much economic damage as the SARS epidemic.
Airlines were among the worst hit stocks. Cathay plunged more than four percent and Air China tumbled nearly six percent.
The meetings will take place on the sidelines of the Davos conference, which this year is focusing heavily on climate emergency and social inequality.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said that Britain knows it has to align itself with single market rules if it wants to be close to it.
Hong Kong struggled after last week's advances and was 0.90 percent lower, with Singapore, Wellington, Mumbai, Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila also in the red.