China announces plan to lift Wuhan lockdown


Volunteers spray disinfectant with a robot at a residential area in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province, on March 3, 2020. AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China announced Tuesday that it would start lifting the mandatory lockdown in the city of Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic started, on April 8.

China started barring Wuhan residents from leaving the city on Jan. 23, and within days had expanded the restrictions to the surrounding province of Hubei.

The restraints on movement in much of the province will be lifted starting Wednesday, although anyone traveling outside Hubei will have to have documentation proving they are healthy.

Even within Wuhan, some local businesses are starting to reopen, with two car factories are restarting their production lines on Monday. Wuhan had its first day with no new infections last week.

Source: CBS News

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