torsdag 9. april 2020

Wuhan liberated but Xi's coronavirus victory day remains elusive

After 76 days in lockdown, the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the initial epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reopened its doors allowing planes, trains and cars to leave the city. But the doors only opened half way. People are still forbidden to fly from Wuhan to the capital Beijing, which is trying to lay the groundwork to hold the delayed annual session of the National People's Congress, China's parliament.

People can leave Wuhan if they present to authorities proof that they are not a contagion risk. Within the city, strict restrictions remain on where people live and how freely they can move about.And while China reported no new deaths on Tuesday, the first time since January, people are generally cautious about venturing out and remain skeptical about the numbers. Fueling those concerns are the repeated calls by Premier Li Keqiang to report figures accurately.