Netizens Share Images From Wuhan As China Lifts Months-Long Lockdown
On Wednesday, Wuhan began to allow its citizens to leave the central Chinese city, 76 days after it was locked down in a bid to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Wuhan is the seat and the centre of the virus that has killed thousands of people worldwide and battered economies across the globe. According to media estimates, around 65,000 people have left the city within hours of the restrictions being lifted.
However, even as the virus’ effects on the world’s second-largest economy eases, it continues to wreak havoc in other parts of the world.
Netizens began sharing images from Wuhan which quickly went viral – take a look:
We’re at the airport now and there’s a farewell ceremony going on for medical staff from Jilin University First Hospital. It’s a lot of stirring music and flag waving. pic.twitter.com/QtpZFvPUas
— Elizabeth Law 思敏 (@lizzlaw_) April 8, 2020
Wuhan’s 100 year old Hankou railway station finally sees passengers entering to leave the city after a 76 day shutdown wrought by the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/6a9i17riOC
— Brenda Goh (@brendagoh_) April 8, 2020
— Stephen McDonell (@StephenMcDonell) April 7, 2020