WUHAN: Wuhan, the city in the country of China where the case of COVID-19 began emerging at the very beginning during December last year, will finally be lifting the restrictions it imposed on international travel on 8 April 2020. The city was under travel lockdown for over the time period of 2 months.
However, another set of laws have been initiated. For instance, individuals who hold the green health code will be the only ones allowed to leave Wuhan and the Hubei province. The green health code is supposed to signify that the individual has not been in contact with any COVID-19 positive patient or people who have been suspected of having it. This action was taken by the provincial Coronavirus control headquarter when a circular was passed.
The circular also mentioned that other districts within Hubei will lift their travel bans from Wednesday.
The development was the result of no new cases of the domestic kind being reported in Wuhan past 5 days.
Wuhan had put traffic restrictions in the city on 23rd January, which included public transport being restricted in the city along with flights and trains so that the outbreak can be controlled and stabilised within the given territory.
Since Tuesday, the infected cases in China increased and reached 81,545 with a death rate of 3,281, as reported by John Hopkins University in the United States of America.
There are currently 381,598 positive cases worldwide and the death toll is at 16,559 as per the recent data.