Live updates: Trump attacks WHO as U.S. reports record coronavirus death toll; Wuhan lockdown lifted after 76 days
The Chinese city of Wuhan emerged Wednesday from its 76-day lockdown, with 11 million residents able to move around the city and the country — provided their government-issued “health code” shines green.
Wuhan staged a grand light show under the theme “Heroic City, Heroic People” to celebrate the reopening of the central Chinese metropolis where the novel coronavirus emerged late last year. But the trauma and isolation of the past two months have taken a huge toll: More than 2,500 Wuhan residents died of covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, and tens of thousands were hospitalized, according to official figures. Now, people must piece their lives and livelihoods back together.
“Even though the epidemic might be ending, for some groups of people the trauma might be just starting,” Du Mingjun, who set up a 24-hour mental health hotline, told a Reuters reporter in Wuhan.
Authorities had been cautious about allowing Wuhan to come out of its quarantine, gradually allowing parts of the city to return to a semblance of …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]