China lifts 76-day lockdown on Wuhan as city reemerges from coronavirus crisis

By Nectar Gan, CNN


(CNN)China has ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the original epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, as the city reemerges from a deadly outbreak that is now raging across the globe.


But even as Wuhan reopens its borders after 76 days, some restrictions within the city will remain in place, and officials warn that the threat of further infections remains far from over.



코로나바이러스 사태 진원지 우한 봉쇄 종식


   중국은 코로나바이러스 사태의 진원지인 우한에 대한 폐쇄를 종식시켰다.


그러나 우한이 76일 후에 국경을 다시 개방하더라도, 도시 내의 일부 제한은 그대로 유지될 것이며, 관계자들은 추가 감염의 위협은 아직 끝나지 않았다고 경고한다.




지난 12월 코로나바이러스가 처음 검출된 인구 1100만의 이 도시는 발생을 억제하기 위한 전례 없는 노력으로 1월 23일부터 외부로부터 봉쇄되었다.


수요일에는 마침내 건강한 주민들과 방문객들이 열차와 비행이 재개되고 고속도로 입구가 재개되면서 후베이 성의 수도인 우한에서 출발할 수 있게 됐다.


국영 방송 CCTV에 따르면 우한 철도 당국은 수요일 5만 5천명 이상의 승객이 기차를 타고 우한에서 출발할 것으로 추산했으며, 약 40%가 중국의 주요 제조업 중심지인 진주강 삼각주 지역으로 향할 것이라고 한다.


우한에 대한 여행 제한 완화는 중국이 코비드-19에 맞서 싸운 가장 최근의 이슈다. 이 나라는 최근 몇 주 동안 거의 새로운 지역 감염이 발생하지 않았다고 보고했고, 지난 달 말 후베이 지방의 다른 지역에서도 이와 유사한 제한 조치가 해제되었다.


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The metropolis of 11 million, where the coronavirus was first detected in December, had been sealed off from the outside world since January 23 in an unprecedented effort to contain the outbreak.


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On Wednesday, healthy residents and visitors will finally be allowed to leave Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, with trains and flights resumed and highway entrances reopened.


Wuhan's railway authority estimated more than 55,000 passengers will leave Wuhan by train Wednesday, with about 40% bound for the Pearl River Delta region, a major manufacturing hub in China, according to state broadcaster CCTV.


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The easing of travel restrictions on Wuhan is the latest milestone in China's fight against Covid-19. The country reported nearly zero new local infections in recent weeks, leading to similar restrictive measures being lifted for other parts of Hubei province late last month.


Luo Ping, an epidemic control official in Wuhan, told CCTV Sunday that the lifting of the lockdown marks a "full restart" of the city's economic and social activities from their previous "suspension." But he warned the city faces an arduous task preventing imported cases and a recurrence of local infections.


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"After work and production resumed, the movement of people increased and so did the risk of cross-infections from mass gatherings. Some residents have dropped their guard and don't wear masks when they go on the streets," he told the broadcaster.


"The reopening of Wuhan does not mean the all-clear, neither does it mean a relaxing of epidemic prevention and control measures (within the city)," he said.


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