12 photos from across China After Lockdown

Getstoffer Live News | Updated: 2020-03-27 09:30

Tourists enjoy the view of the sea and seagulls at the Zhanqiao scenic spot in Qingdao, Shandong province on March 20, 2020. [Photo/Sipa]

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A volunteer at the Donghai county branch of State Grid Corporation of China in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province teaches a student how to keep away from electric power lines when flying a kite. [Photo/Sipa]

Happy Valley Amusement Park in Shanghai reopens on March 20, 2020. [Photo by Gao Erqiang/China Daily]

Jiming Temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province glows amid booming cherry blossoms on March 21, 2020. [Photo/Sipa]

Tourists take selfies at the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing on March 24, 2020. [Photo by Wei Xiaohao/China Daily]

Workers have lunch at a factory of the Dongfeng Motor Corp passenger vehicle subsidiary in Wuhan, Hubei province on March 24, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chen Ying and her fiance Huang Qianrui kiss each other through the glass of an isolation ward on Feb 4. They married on March 20, 2020. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Cherry blossoms bloom outside Hongkou Football Stadium Station in Shanghai on March 25, 2020. [Photo/Sipa]

Runners compete in a “healthy jog” event in Dujiangyan, Sichuan province on March 22, 2020. [Photo/China News Service]

Visitors take a picture at a park with the snow-capped Potala Palace in the distance in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region, on March 24, 2020. [Photo/China News Service]

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Wuhan has been sealed off since mid-January

The lockdown in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the global coronavirus outbreak began, will be partially lifted on 8 April, officials say.

Travel restrictions in the rest of Hubei province, where Wuhan is located, will be lifted from midnight on Tuesday – for residents who are healthy.

A single new case of the virus was reported in Wuhan on Tuesday following almost a week of no reported new cases.

Countries around the world have gone into lockdown or imposed severe curbs.

The UK is getting to grips with sweeping new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, including a ban on public gatherings of more than two people and the immediate closure of shops selling non-essential goods.

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The WHO has urged the G20 group of nations to boost production of protective equipment

Meanwhile, health experts say Americans must limit their social interactions or the number of infections will overwhelm the health care system in the US.

Spanish soldiers helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic have found elderly patients in retirement homes abandoned and, in some cases, dead in their beds, the defence ministry has said.

An ice rink in Madrid is to be used as a temporary mortuary for Covid-19 victims.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the pandemic is accelerating, with more than 300,000 cases now confirmed. It is urging countries to adopt rigorous testing and contact-tracing strategies.

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