BEIJING: Chinese authorities lifted almost eleven weeks long lockdown enforced to stem the spread of COVID-19 in main Wuhan city from Wednesday.
The authorities lifted outbound travel restrictions, dismantled traffic control checkpoints, and resumed operation of railways, airports, waterways, highways and other ways of communication.
Earlier, on January 23 the following year, Wuhan was declared with unprecedented traffic restrictions, including suspending the city’s public transport and all outbound flights and trains in an attempt to contain the Coronavirus epidemic.
On Mar 28, Wuhan, where the coronavirus epidemic started first, had partially been reopened, after more than two months of almost total isolation.
Wuhan was placed under lockdown in January with residents forbidden to leave with roadblocks on the city’s outskirts and drastic restrictions on daily life.
The state media had showed the first officially sanctioned passenger train arriving back into the city just on Mar 27 midnight.