After months of Coronavirus lockdown, China’s Hubei province is set to allow the resumption of all transportation from Wuhan on April 8 – the seat and centre of the deadly virus that has claimed thousands of lives worldwide.

The coronavirus first emerged in the city last December.

According to a statement posted on the provincial government’s website on Tuesday, people in Wuhan will be allowed to leave the city and Hubei province. The pandemic has infected more than 80,000 Chinese people and claimed the lives of over 3200 people but recently, Hubei reported no new domestic infections on March 19.

This is, of course, a huge deal for President Xi Jinping who has been reporting that his government has managed to stem the tide of COVID-19.

While the virus loses steam in China and gains momentum in much of Europe, it is being reported by the BBC that Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed China’s.

The number of deaths in Spain rose by 738 to 3,434. The news website also reports that Spain’s rate of infection has increased by a fifth and that almost 27,000 people are in the hospital and being treated for COVID-19.