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Wuhan buses hit the road after two-month lockdown

Live News | Updated: 2020-03-25 17:20

Buses resume operations after a two-month suspension of public transportation in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, on March 25, 2020. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn]
Wuhan, the once hardest-hit city in Central China’s Hubei province during the COVID-19 outbreak, resumed a total of 117 bus routes starting Wednesday, around 30 percent of the city’s total bus transport capacity, the municipal transport bureau said.
From Saturday, six metro lines are expected to reopen to the public. The service time will be published on the stations.
A passenger waves on a bus, which resumed operations after a two-month lockdown in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn]
According to a spokesperson of the bureau, passengers must wear masks, register with their names and scan a QR code, and take a temperature check before taking buses and subways. To minimize the infection risk, people who are vulnerable to the virus including those aged above 65 are not encouraged to take public transportation.
On Jan 23, Wuhan declared unprecedented traffic restrictions, including suspending the city’s public transport and all outbound flights and trains, in an attempt to contain the epidemic within its territory. Similar restrictions were soon introduced in other areas in Hubei.
Hubei authorities ended restrictions on outbound traffic starting Wednesday, with the exception of its capital city of Wuhan, which will lift outbound travel restrictions on April 8, according to a provincial government notice issued Tuesday. https://getstoffer.com/news/
Passengers sit on a bus at Wuchang Railway Station complex in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, on March 25, 2020. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn] https://getstoffer.com/news/
A passenger is about to get onto a bus at Wuchang Railway Station complex in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, on March 25, 2020. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn]

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Buses resume operations after a two-month suhttps://getstoffer.com/news/spension of public transportation in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, on March 25, 2020. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn]

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