While the rest of the world is falling apart from the Coronavirus (Covid 19) and thousands are dying and millions being infected the City of Wuhan (China) ends its lockdown with a celebration party.
Along the embankments, people waved flags, chanted “Wuhan, let’s go!” and sang a capella renditions of China’s national anthem.
China has ended coronavirus lockdown measures in Wuhan – 11 weeks after it became the epicentre of what has since developed into a global crisis.
Authorities have begun allowing its 11 million residents to travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began without special authorisation.
Under new rules that came into force as of midnight on Wednesday, people are allowed to enter and leave on the condition a mandatory smartphone application powered by a mix of data-tracking and government surveillance shows they are healthy and have not been in recent contact with anyone infected.
A light show on either side of the Yangtze river marked the occasion, with skyscrapers and bridges radiating animated images of health workers healing patients.
One bears the words “heroic city”, a title bestowed on Wuhan by president and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping.
Along the embankments and bridges, people waved flags, chanted “Wuhan, let’s go!” and sang capella renditions of China’s national anthem.
“I haven’t been outside for more than 70 days,” said an emotional Tong Zhengkun, who was watching the display from a bridge.