Wuhan to lift outbound ban

  • China
  • Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020

Virus fighters: Staff members standing at attention as they prepare to spray disinfectant at Wuhan Railway Station in China’s central Hubei province. — AFP

WUHAN: Wuhan will open travel to outside the city on April 8, with other parts of Hubei province ending their lockdown today, according to a government announcement.

The provincial government said yesterday areas other than Wuhan will restore outbound traffic today and people will need to show a health code – a digital health certificate issued by the province – when leaving the province.

Wuhan will continue stringent traffic control until April 8.

However, starting today, migrant workers in Wuhan who hold a “green” health code and wish to return to work outside the city could be transported in groups directly to their destinations after passing a nucleic acid test for Covid-19, according to the announcement.

Other travellers with a “green” health code will be able to leave the city on April 8.

People from other provinces will be able to travel within the province with the health code issued by their original provincial regions.

Wuhan will gradually resume production based on epidemic risk evaluation.

The opening of educational institutions is still postponed and will be set at a later time, it said.

The provincial government urged all localities to strictly prevent risks brought by the increase of population flow and gatherings and properly respond to imported risks.

It also asked to refine work arrangements to ensure safe and orderly traffic, and actively promote the resumption of work and production to minimise losses and restore normal economic and social development as soon as possible. — China Daily/ANN

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