A Visit to Coronavirus Ground Zero Wuhan Awakes After 76 Days of Lockdown

The Chinese metropolis of Wuhan spent weeks in complete lockdown to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Now, it is reopening its shops and restaurants. But the people remain fearful and cautious.
By Bernhard Zand in Wuhan, China
Roadblock in Wuhan: A paragon of discipline and perseverance

Roadblock in Wuhan: A paragon of discipline and perseverance

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Restaurant Owner Yang Xue: "The danger has not yet passed."

Restaurant Owner Yang Xue: "The danger has not yet passed."

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Shopkeeper Zhang: "For days, I ate nothing but instant noodles."

Shopkeeper Zhang: "For days, I ate nothing but instant noodles."

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A family out and about in Wuhan: "Just 10 percent of the number of people who would normally be on the streets at this time of year."

A family out and about in Wuhan: "Just 10 percent of the number of people who would normally be on the streets at this time of year."

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Women getting their hair done: "It's a bit unfair that it now has the worldwide reputation as the birthplace of a pandemic."

Women getting their hair done: "It's a bit unfair that it now has the worldwide reputation as the birthplace of a pandemic."

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Street scene in Wuhan: "I stayed there on an IV for two weeks until the fever broke."

Street scene in Wuhan: "I stayed there on an IV for two weeks until the fever broke."

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