China virus epicenter eases travel restrictions

first_imgA woman wearing protective gear as she boards a train stopping at Wuhan, which has opened stations again to incoming passengers. AFP But the major transport and industrialhub has now signalled the end of its long isolation, with state media showingthe first officially sanctioned passenger train arriving back into the cityjust after midnight. (AFP) BEIJING – The Chinese city of 11 millionpeople that was Ground Zero for what became the global coronavirus pandemicpartly reopened on Saturday after more than two months of almost totalisolation.center_img Wuhan was placed under lockdown inJanuary with residents forbidden to leave, roadblocks ring-fencing the city’s outskirtsand drastic restrictions on daily life.last_img