In an article by BBC News, it was reported that Wuhan – the city where the pandemic began – has partially reopened. Crowds of passengers have been photographed at the Wuhan train station last Saturday. It can be recalled that the city has been in isolation for two months.
Wuhan, one of the hardest-hit cities, is the capital of Hubei province and had a total of more than 50,000 confirmed cases with 3,000 deaths. Just recently, cases have dropped dramatically.
Efforts of China include a temporary ban on all foreign visitors, limiting Chinese and foreign airlines to one flight per week, and all flights must not be more than 75% full. During its early beginnings, Wuhan’s 11 million residents have been shut off from the world – with roadblocks around the outskirts and restrictions on everyday life.
Moreover, restrictions regarding people leaving the city will be lifted in April. Moreover, domestic flights are also expected to restart.
The rest of the world, meanwhile, continues to battle the disease. Nearly 600,000 infections have been confirmed globally with almost 28,000 deaths – according to John Hopkins University. The United States, having the highest number of confirmed cases, is now at 104,000 cases. Read more: Wuhan partly reopens after coronavirus lockdown.