China will lift the lockdown imposed on many cities in Hubei province, which was hardest hit by the COVID-19. This news is according to the provincial government’s website.
In the move that will see the cities return to a semblance of normalcy, authorities will clear people to come in and out of the province from Tuesday midnight (March 24, 2020).
Wuhan to wait until April 8th
However, the City of Wuhan will remain on lockdown for a further two weeks. The Chinese authorities are set to lift the ban on the city on April 8.
The revelation of the impending lifting of lockdown comes as good news to Kenyan students stuck in Wuhan. The students have been complaining that they are running low on supply.
Wuhan was where the virus started in late 2019. Then, on January 23, Chinese authorities put the city on lockdown, preventing people from leaving and coming into the town as the illness took its toll on the population of that city.
The government then moved in with speed to build a hospital in the province in a record number of days to help curb the cases of the illness.
However, in some good news to the Chinese, Hubei province has not seen any new cases of the new coronavirus in over a week. The region has not recorded any new infection since March 19.
New ground zeros emerging the world over
The news comes even as other cities now begin to take the status of ground zero from Wuhan. The Italian city of Lombardia is currently the ground zero, reporting record infections and death every twenty-four hours. However, there are fears that New York (US) and Madrid (Spain) could overtake Lombardia.
As a sign of how the city of Wuhan has conquered the virus, videos show doctors leaving the town after a battle with the illness. The virus infected over 80,000 people and killed over 3,200 in Mainland China.
Doctors work tirelessly to contain COVID-19
The doctors in Wuhan worked tirelessly with no breaks to battle the infection. The illness has infected over 370,000 people worldwide and killed over 16,000. Over 100,000 people have recovered. Additionally, many cases of the illness are mild, with symptoms lasting for up to 8 days before fading.
With the infection mainly under control in China, the country has now been sending doctors to Italy to help fight the pandemic. Italy is now the place where the viral infection is highest, with over 56,000 infections and deaths nearing 6,000.