The Wuhan province in China was the epicenter of cornavirus which has managed to spread across the globe causing a global pandemic. The virus started to spread in December, 2019 and since then the province has been in a lockdown. But the 76 day lockdown was withdrawn on April 7, 2020 from midnight and also marked the beginning of an exodus of thousands of people who had been stuck due to the lockdown. The bus stations and train stations that were once deserted started bustling again. Many of the passengers were seen wearing hazmat suits.
The city of Wuhan that has a population of 11 million was sealed in late January, 2020 as a measure to prevent the spread of the virus. In Wuhan alone, more than 50,000 people had got infected of the virus and out of them more than 2,500 people died of coronavirus and this accounted to 80 percent of all the deaths in China.
The restrictions were imposed by the government and in recent days those restrictions were eased only when the capital of Hubei province saw just three new cases of coronavirus in the past 21 days and just two new infections in the past few days. Hao Mei, a single parent from a nearby city Enshi, said that her two children were home alone after she got stuck in Wuhan and her kids are excited as their mother is finally coming home. Mei had worked in a school kitchen in Wuhan.
More than 55,000 people are expected to leave the city by train alone on April 8, 2020. Wednesday morning saw buses and cars running on the roads of Wuhan after the barricades were dismantled. Despite the situation, the residents of Wuhan are urged not to leave their neighborhood unless it is very essential. However, people from Wuhan who travel to Beijing will have to undergo two rounds of testing of the virus before they are allowed.
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