Thousands of people recently attended a huge maskless pool party in Wuhan, the city where the COVID-19 pandemic began. Here’s a look at how Wuhan has reopened since the lockdown, as people return to cinemas and music festivals.


  • Photos of a giant music festival held at a water park in Wuhan, China quickly circulated online this week.
  • The images show thousands of maskless revelers gathering, around 7 months after Wuhan was locked down due to COVID-19.
  • Wuhan, where the pandemic began, began easing lockdown orders on January 23 and was officially reopened on April 8.
  • Since then, Wuhan residents have returned to cinemas, night markets and music festivals.
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As the coronavirus pandemic shakes the rest of the world, emptying restaurants and filling hospital beds, Wuhan is reopening.

The city, located in the Chinese province of Hubei, is considered the zero point of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, about two months after reporting a new case of COVID-19, life has largely returned to normal.

In a dramatic example of post-COVID life, thousands of people without masks crowded into a water park in Wuhan to watch a concert on August 15. The show was complete with pyrotechnics, neon tutus dancers, and an artist on a water-powered hoverboard. .

But the concert was not Wuhan’s first since its 76-day lockdown ended on April 8. Check out Wuhan’s return to public life below.


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