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Slowly, in March, the lockdown was allowed to relax and was officially lifted on April 8, allowing the city to come back to life.
On May 12, however, six new cases were recorded and city officials put plans in place to test the 11 million residents. This ended the new outbreak, and in June Wuhan’s famous night markets were reopened. Now footage from the HOHA Electric Water Music Festival in August shows just how far the city has come. At the event, female tourists were even offered entry at half price, to increase the number.
The theme park that owns the Maya water park, Wuhan Happy Valley, reopened on June 25, but it was not until August that visitors returned in numbers. Currently, he receives around 15,000 people on weekends, about half of what he would normally expect, reports the BBC.
Some social media users have expressed surprise that an event of such magnitude could have taken place. But there is now no ban in Wuhan on large gatherings.
However, although a large portion of the city’s population has been tested, the risk remains.
Sanjaya Senanayake, associate professor of infectious diseases at Australian National University, said COVID-19 could always come back, but from the outside.
“The problem is, we haven’t eradicated COVID-19, and what that means is that until it’s eradicated, there’s always the risk of having introduced it, that it either from abroad or elsewhere, ”he said in an interview with the BBC. .
Senanayake pointed out New Zealand for a note of caution. For more than three months, this country had no locally transmitted cases, until last week when everything changed. He said:
“A study from London has come out suggesting that around 10-20% of people with COVID-19 are responsible for around 80% of cases. So if you are gathering large groups of people you really have to be careful. Even if a person is infected with the virus, you are going to have a hard time. “