Australia End of the closure in Wuhan, a crowd of passengers goes to the station

00:20  08 april  2020
00:20  08 april  2020 Source:   nouvelobs.com

Coornavirus: China pays tribute to the thousands of deaths from the epidemic

 Coornavirus: China pays tribute to the thousands of deaths from the epidemic HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-CHINA: Coornavirus: China pays tribute to the thousands of deaths from the epidemic © Reuters / THOMAS PETER CHINA PAYS TRIBUTE TO DEATH OF EPIDEMIC BEIJING (Reuters) - China commemorated on Saturday the thousands of "martyrs" who died during the epidemic of the new coronavirus, which appeared last December in Wuhan in the center of the country, during a day decreed of national mourning.

Passengers queue at the Wuhan Wuchang Railway Station early on April 8, 2020. © AFP / Noel Celis. Crowds flocked to Wuchang station to catch the first trains out of the city as the travel restrictions were removed at midnight.

China has closed all of the temporary hospitals built in Wuhan – the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic – to house patients Photographs published by CCTV show medical personnel who worked at one of the facilities celebrating and waving Chinese flags following the closure of their hospital.

  Fin du bouclage à Wuhan, une foule de passagers se rend à la gare © Copyright 2020, L'Obs

The metropolis of 11 million inhabitants, the cradle of the Covid-19 epidemic, had been locked for two months. Hundreds of passengers were preparing to leave the Chinese city of Wuhan by train on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, AFP said on the spot. At midnight local time (4 p.m. GMT, or 6 p.m. in mainland France), the authorities lifted the ban on leaving the commune’s borders. This is an important event, synonymous with the start of the end of the health crisis in China.

At one of the city's train stations, there was a buzz as hundreds of passengers waited for their train, an AFP team said. Agents reminded travelers of hygiene and standing a yard away, while a loudspeaker announcement called Wuhan "a city of heroes."

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Wuhan , Hubei's capital of 11 million people where the virus first emerged, has no trains or planes in or out. At least five other provincial cities are seeing clampdowns on transport. There are more than 500 confirmed cases of the virus, which has spread abroad, with Singapore and Vietnam the latest affected.

Two newborn babies in Wuhan , China, have been infected with the coronavirus, according to China's state broadcaster CCTV. Thousands of passengers remain untested however, as Hong Kong health officials continue to screen them. Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Department of Health said 33 crew

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The day before and for the first time since the start of the epidemic, the Chinese Ministry of Health had reported zero new deaths linked to Covid-19 in the country. Wuhan remains, however, by far, the city most mourning for the epidemic in China: more than 2,500 people died there, out of a national total of more than 3,330.

The new coronavirus appeared in the municipality at the end of 2019 Many cases were originally reported in a market selling fish and seafood, but also exotic wild animals.

Limited flights and trains

Travel restrictions had already been lifted in recent days in Wuhan and the surrounding Hubei province. The number of flights and trains departing from Wuhan remains limited, however. Wuhan will also maintain various restrictions on movement in the city to prevent any resurgence of infections.

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Kiwis — go home," New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, according to the Guardian. Saudi Arabia locked down its capital and two holy cities on March One study, however, found that the travel restrictions in Wuhan only slowed domestic spread of the virus by three to five days because there

Hong Kong announced the shutdown of major rail passenger links and limits on flights coming from the mainland. China will stop issuing visas for individual Within hours of the protest on Sunday, the authorities said they were delaying plans to use the public housing complex, while moving ahead with

Because the town hall remains on the alert: this week it withdrew from 70 residential areas previously classified "without epidemic" this designation which allows residents to leave their homes. The municipality justified this decision by the discovery of asymptomatic people - who do not have a cough or fever but can still transmit the virus.

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China had reported its first death on January 11. Since then, nearly 82,000 people have been infected in the country, including 3,331 fatally. The decline in recent weeks in cases of contamination and death in the country is however accompanied by doubts about the reliability of official figures published by the government.

Families have notably reported in the Chinese press that people who died at home or were not tested at the start of the epidemic, when hospitals were overcrowded, were not counted.

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Covid-19: Wuhan markets reopen despite fears .
© Hector RETAMAL AFP A woman behind her meat stall in a market in Wuhan, China. After several months of standstill, the markets of Wuhan, the cradle of the coronavirus pandemic, have reopened in China, causing particular concern in certain foreign countries. Street markets have reopened in Wuhan, despite a sulphurous reputation which has earned them calls to close from abroad, four months after the appearance of the Covid-19 in the city of central China.

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