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Initial Coronavirus Epicentre, China's Wuhan Revives Public Transport, Local Movement

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Wuhan has the bulk of China’s more than 81,000 virus cases. The first infections were reported there, and it was also the first city to be locked down.

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Wuhan: The central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus outbreak emerged, is now allowing for limited movement within and outward as its months-long lockdown gradually eases.

The municipal government said in a Monday notice that residents whose health is classified as “green” on an electronic database will be allowed to leave their residential neighborhoods if they have proof that they are returning to work.

Public transportation is being revived, while checkpoints between different districts are being dismantled.

Individuals who want to leave Wuhan for other parts of the province of Hubei — but not beyond it — can apply to do so with medical documentation, including the results of a COVID-19 test.

Wuhan has the bulk of China’s more than 81,000 virus cases. The first infections were reported there, and it was also the first city to be locked down.

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  • Active Cases

    4,714

     
  • Total Confirmed

    5,274

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    410

     
  • Total DEATHS

    149

     
Data Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
Updated: April 08 (05:00 PM)
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  • Active Cases

    1,067,262

     
  • Total Confirmed

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    +38,302
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    +3,443
Data Source: Johns Hopkins University, U.S. (www.jhu.edu)
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