Wuhan Music Festival (sourced from Reuters): thousands of people attended the first day of the Wuhan Strawberry Music Festival last Sunday. The first day of the five-day May Day national holiday was swarmed by spectators in the central Chinese city. Read: Thousands of revelers attend Wuhan music festival, article by Reuters.
Festivals are now making a comeback in Wuhan.
In the Reuters article, a representative from the organizers revealed the situation during the celebration – that “numbers were restricted this year, adding that around 11,000 people were there on Saturday. Barriers were set up in front of each stage and security personnel restricted numbers in those areas. Some spectators wore masks, but many did not.”
It may be recalled that Wuhan was ground zero before the COVID-19 spread to the rest of the world. Wuhan lived through more than two months of restrictions during the world’s first round of lockdowns. Since then, the city has been said to be virus-free.
“Last year we (in Wuhan) suffered from the coronavirus. It has not been easy to get to where we are today. People here have put in huge efforts and paid a big price (for being hit with the virus). So I feel very excited to be here (at the festival),” 23-year-old student and Wuhan resident Gao Yuchen, in an article by Reuters.
The festival pools local artists and bands in Wuhan’s Garden Expo park. Sister ‘Strawberry Music Festival’ event are being held in other cities, including Beijing, during the national holiday. This also pools patrons from different parts of the country to Wuhan.
In the same article, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China is now at 90,671 with deaths at 4,636. Moreover, China carried out around 11.6 million vaccinations against COVID-19 last Friday, bringing total inoculation to 265 million, according to data released by the National Health Commission.