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PHOTO: Mammoth Crowd Awaits Trains In Wuhan, China After Two-Month #COVID19 Lockdown Lifted

by on April 9, 2020
 

Yesterday, China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the original epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, as the city reemerges from a deadly outbreak that is now raging across the globe.

People were pictured waiting for trains in Wuhan, in a tweet by data storyteller, Norbert Elekes, via his Twitter handle, @NobertElekes.

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The metropolis of 11 million, where the coronavirus was first detected in December, had been sealed off from the outside world since January 23 in an unprecedented effort to contain the outbreak.

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On Wednesday, healthy residents and visitors were finally allowed to leave Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, with trains and flights resumed and highway entrances reopened.

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