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China: Wuhan residents reflect on one-year anniversary of COVID lockdown02:49

China: Wuhan residents reflect on one-year anniversary of COVID lockdown

China, Wuhan
January 23, 2021 at 18:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Life is slowly returning to normal in Wuhan as the city marks one year since its COVID-19 lockdown began.

Citizens were seen enjoying the outdoors, taking pictures, walking in parks and enjoying public spaces on Saturday.

"Our life in Wuhan has generally returned to normal now. But we have to wear masks every day. This is a must-do, for the safety of ourselves, our families and others. We should wear masks," explained Yi Hongyan, a Wuhan resident.

The city of 11 million inhabitants in east-central China went into strict lockdown on January 23, 2020, to halt the spread of the coronavirus with measures lasting almost three months until April 8, 2020.

Since the outbreak in late 2019, the virus has claimed over two million lives and has led to nearly 100 million people being infected worldwide.

China: Wuhan residents reflect on one-year anniversary of COVID lockdown02:49
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Life is slowly returning to normal in Wuhan as the city marks one year since its COVID-19 lockdown began.

Citizens were seen enjoying the outdoors, taking pictures, walking in parks and enjoying public spaces on Saturday.

"Our life in Wuhan has generally returned to normal now. But we have to wear masks every day. This is a must-do, for the safety of ourselves, our families and others. We should wear masks," explained Yi Hongyan, a Wuhan resident.

The city of 11 million inhabitants in east-central China went into strict lockdown on January 23, 2020, to halt the spread of the coronavirus with measures lasting almost three months until April 8, 2020.

Since the outbreak in late 2019, the virus has claimed over two million lives and has led to nearly 100 million people being infected worldwide.