People Back in the Streets in China's Wuhan, Where the Coronavirus Emerged, as it Lifts its Lockdown - See Pics

World | Reuters | April 8, 2020, 7:46 am
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 Thousands of travellers flocked to catch trains leaving Wuhan early on Wednesday as authorities lifted a more than two-month ban on outbound travel from the hard-hit Chinese city where the global coronavirus pandemic first emerged. The removal of the ban at midnight (4pm GMT on Tuesday) ends an isolation that began when the government imposed an unprecedented lockdown in late January in an ultimately failed bid to contain the contagion.<br /><br />People wearing face masks walk on a bridge in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (Image: Reuters)
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Thousands of travellers flocked to catch trains leaving Wuhan early on Wednesday as authorities lifted a more than two-month ban on outbound travel from the hard-hit Chinese city where the global coronavirus pandemic first emerged. The removal of the ban at midnight (4pm GMT on Tuesday) ends an isolation that began when the government imposed an unprecedented lockdown in late January in an ultimately failed bid to contain the contagion.

People wearing face masks walk on a bridge in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man wearing a face mask skateboards on a street in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (Image: Reuters)
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A man wearing a face mask skateboards on a street in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (Image: Reuters)

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 A store employee waits outside for customers at a re-opened retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: Reuters)
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A store employee waits outside for customers at a re-opened retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: Reuters)

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 People with face masks eat outside a McDonald's restaurant in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (Image: Reuters)
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People with face masks eat outside a McDonald's restaurant in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (Image: Reuters)

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 People wearing face masks wait for a subway train on the first day the city's subway services resumed following the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan of Hubei province, the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak. (Image: Reuters)
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People wearing face masks wait for a subway train on the first day the city's subway services resumed following the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan of Hubei province, the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak. (Image: Reuters)

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 Women wearing protective masks to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak walk on a re-opened commercial street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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Women wearing protective masks to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak walk on a re-opened commercial street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 Women wearing protective masks to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak chat with each other outside a Lego store at a re-opened commercial street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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Women wearing protective masks to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak chat with each other outside a Lego store at a re-opened commercial street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 A couple wearing protective masks to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak walk on a re-opened commercial street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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A couple wearing protective masks to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak walk on a re-opened commercial street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 Workers wearing protective suits check customers' health QR codes at the entrance of a re-opened shopping mall in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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Workers wearing protective suits check customers' health QR codes at the entrance of a re-opened shopping mall in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 A worker wearing a protective face mask irons clothes at a re-opened shopping mall in Wuhan. (Image: AP)
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A worker wearing a protective face mask irons clothes at a re-opened shopping mall in Wuhan. (Image: AP)

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 A view of the city of Wuhan taken from a quarantine hotel in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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A view of the city of Wuhan taken from a quarantine hotel in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 People wearing protective masks to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak walk on a re-opened shopping mall in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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People wearing protective masks to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak walk on a re-opened shopping mall in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 A store employee in a protective suit waits for customers outside a re-opened retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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A store employee in a protective suit waits for customers outside a re-opened retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 A store employee waits for customers at a re-opened retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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A store employee waits for customers at a re-opened retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 A store worker in a protective suit waits for customers at a re-opened retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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A store worker in a protective suit waits for customers at a re-opened retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 Workers labor at an assembly line for Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei Province. (Image: AP)
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Workers labor at an assembly line for Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei Province. (Image: AP)

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 Passengers leave after exiting a high-speed train from Beijing after it arrives in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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Passengers leave after exiting a high-speed train from Beijing after it arrives in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 Passengers exit a high-speed train from Beijing after it arrives in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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Passengers exit a high-speed train from Beijing after it arrives in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 A worker wearing a face mask works on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive manufacturing plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. (Image: AP)
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A worker wearing a face mask works on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive manufacturing plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. (Image: AP)

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 Workers disinfect a subway train in preparation for the restoration of public transport in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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Workers disinfect a subway train in preparation for the restoration of public transport in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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 Workers prepare a subway train for the restoration of public transport in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)
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Workers prepare a subway train for the restoration of public transport in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province. (Image: AP)

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