After 76 days in lockdown, Chinese residents of Wuhan city were today 8th April allowed to travel and move beyond the precincts of the City.
Photos shared on Chinese social media csites show crowds of people thronging stations, parks and malls as they move back to life post-covid-19 pandemic even as experts warn of fears of a second wave spread.
The coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, and early reports indicated it may have jumped from animals to humans from a famous wet meat market in the city. At the market, among many other questionable stuff included snakes, dogs, bats, koalas and even cats.
The city with more than 11 million dwellers was the first in the world to be put on lockdown in China’s efforts to control the spread of the virus.
Now trains are back in use and highways have been reopened for both private and public vehicles. According to ticket sales, more than 55,000 people would be boarding trains today Wednesday, China state broadcaster CCTV reported.
China has reported slightly over 80,000 cases of coronavirus infections and more than 3,000 deaths, both of which are very low compared to countries like the US, Spain, France and the UK which are reporting hundreds of deaths daily from the novel coronavirus.
This had led to calls for governments to review the information that China had provided with reports that the numbers of infections and deaths provided by China may not have been truthful.