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China: People and cars slowly return to Wuhan streets as lockdown lifted02:05

China: People and cars slowly return to Wuhan streets as lockdown lifted

China, Wuhan
April 08, 2020 at 09:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

China ended its lockdown of Wuhan on Wednesday allowing people without coronavirus symptoms to leave the city for the first time since the restrictions were imposed in late January.

Footage shows some vehicles and people moving along the streets.

Wuhan, where the pandemic originated, managed to slow down its coronavirus death rate in late March.

Authorities began easing restrictions in Wuhan after almost 7,000 residential compounds were classified as 'epidemic-free' allowing their residents to leave their homes for two hours at a time.

According to the National Health Commission, mainland China reported a total of 82,697 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 77,537 recoveries and 3,337 coronavirus-related deaths.

China: People and cars slowly return to Wuhan streets as lockdown lifted02:05
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China ended its lockdown of Wuhan on Wednesday allowing people without coronavirus symptoms to leave the city for the first time since the restrictions were imposed in late January.

Footage shows some vehicles and people moving along the streets.

Wuhan, where the pandemic originated, managed to slow down its coronavirus death rate in late March.

Authorities began easing restrictions in Wuhan after almost 7,000 residential compounds were classified as 'epidemic-free' allowing their residents to leave their homes for two hours at a time.

According to the National Health Commission, mainland China reported a total of 82,697 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 77,537 recoveries and 3,337 coronavirus-related deaths.

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