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China’s city of COVID-19’s origin, Wuhan to resume domestic flights

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WUHAN City of China is to resume domestic flights after 76 days lockdown while residents have made a dash to leave the city by road, air and train as the city’s lockdown is finally lifted.

It was gathered that hundreds of cars were arriving at motorway toll gates and travellers gathering outside transport hubs in the city of Wuhan where the coronavirus outbreak first began in December, 2019.

According to official report, domestic passenger services at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport will resume today after the city recorded zero new deaths for the first time since the pandemic began.

This prompted authorities to go ahead with plans to lift a citywide quarantine imposed in January.

“Residents were allowed to leave the city as of midnight local time, and the airport is now preparing to reopen to domestic flights. Before entering the terminal, passengers will be required to scan a ‘Wuhan Fighting Epidemic’ QR code and show their ‘green code’ issued in Hubei indicating the traveller is healthy.

Passengers will also get their temperatures taken and those above 37.3C will be “treated according to the relevant epidemic prevention rules. Anyone leaving by road will be allowed to do so without special authorisation as long as they have a mandatory application installed on their smartphones.

The app is powered by a mix of data-tracking and government surveillance, and shows whether the user is healthy and whether they have recently been in contact with anyone confirmed to have the virus. Trains are also scheduled to run from Wuhan to destinations across China, with the first due to leave for capital Beijing at 6.25am local time,” the report explained.

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