China Lifts Wuhan Lockdown After 76 Days

The Hindu|April 09, 2020

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China Lifts Wuhan Lockdown After 76 Days
About 55,000 people are expected to leave the city, where the pandemic began, on the first day.

After 76 days in lockdown, the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopened on Wednesday, and tens of thousands immediately hopped on trains and planes to leave. Elsewhere, the economic, political and psychological toll of fighting the virus grew increasingly clear and more difficult to bear.

In the Chinese city of 11 million where the pandemic began, residents waved flags and the city staged a light show with skyscrapers and bridges radiating images of health workers helping patients.

More than 50,000 people in Wuhan were infected, and over 3,300 deaths were reported, about 80% of all deaths in China, according to official figures.

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April 09, 2020