BEIJING—Official gauges of China’s manufacturing unit and nonfactory action plunged to document lows in February as the nation’s economic climate struggled to resume regular manufacturing as it confronted the coronavirus epidemic.

The official producing getting managers index tumbled to 35.7 in February from fifty in January, indicating a deep contraction. February’s reading through from the Countrywide Bureau of Data on Saturday was the initially official info for a whole thirty day period of financial action in China given that the coronavirus commenced affecting the economic climate…