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COVID-19: China set to lift lockdown order on Wuhan as epicentre cases continue to subside

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Concerned authorities in China are set to lift a two-month lockdown of the most virus-affected central Hubei province in April, with health officials revealing that domestic cases of the virus has continued to subside.

Officials say they will begin to ease the travel restrictions in Hubei Province, imposed in January to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus, from Wednesday while the people in Wuhan, the original epicenter of the outbreak, will have to wait two more weeks before they can leave the city.

Reports say the outbreak has gradually been brought under control, and Hubei has seen almost no new infections of the deadly coronavirus also known as COVID-19 for more than a week.

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The easing of the two-month, province-wide lockdown was announced in a notice on Tuesday by Hubei Health Commission and it follows five days without new confirmed cases of coronavirus being announced in Wuhan.

Other parts of China are exhibiting a mixed pattern of behavior. Cinemas have begun to reopen in the remote Xinjiang and Sichuan Provinces, far from Hubei and less exposed to international travel.

But Beijing, where 31 of Monday’s new cases were discovered, announced tougher prevention measures.

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