China's Wuhan ends its coronavirus lockdown but elsewhere one begins

Health workers in Milan intervene with emergency calls on the cases of COVID19 coronavirus preparation and transport to hospital

Health workers in Milan intervene with emergency calls on the cases of COVID19 coronavirus preparation and transport to hospital

After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train has departed from a re-opened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once again were allowed to travel in and out of the sprawling central Chinese city. As most of China eases restrictions, and people start venturing out, the country could face a resurgence of the virus, experts said, according to CNN.

Despite the measures taken in Hubei, the pathogen spread across China and the world.

In the last 24 hours, only 32 cases of infection have been reported, all of the infected are people who returned from overseas.

Italy has, by far, the world's highest death toll - over 17,100.

Tickets for trains out of Wuhan to cities across China already were advertised on electronic billboards, with the first train leaving for Beijing at 6:25 a.m.

According to a report by Sky News, the authorities have begun to allow its 11 million residents to travel in and out of the city without any special authorisation.

Chinese disease-control officials said in January that the virus likely leapt from wildlife to humans at a Wuhan market that sold wild animals for food.

In the wake of the drop, health officials have eased restrictions in Hubei province.

The day after the lockdown began, construction on Huoshenshan Hospital, the first of 16 public facility-turned-temporary hospitals built to alleviate the strain on existing facilities, began and proceeded at an astonishing speed as millions watched on livestream.

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But weeks into February, the virus still showed no signs of abating with thousands of infections reported day after day.

The bulk of the Chinese mainland's almost 82,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 3,300 deaths have been reported in Wuhan, the capital of central Hubei province. The number of symptomatic patients exceeded 50,000.

Beijing imposed hard restrictions on the city in the middle of the night on January 23, with no warning, confining residents to their homes except to buy food or a limited number of other essential activities.

Control on outbound travel was lifted just after midnight in the city of 11 million, where officials have reported just three new coronavirus cases in almost a month, the outlet reported.

Ahead of Wednesday's lifting of the lockdown, the tens of thousands of medical workers flown into Wuhan from other cities had left, while subway and bus services had resumed along with many businesses.

No new confirmed case of coronavirus was reported on Tuesday in Hubei province and its capital Wuhan, but the province recorded one death.

But the government is under scrutiny about its response to the outbreak, and whether it is underreporting its figures.

In China, there are now 1,242 confirmed cases which are being treated and 1033 asymptomatic patients undergoing isolation and surveillance.

There remain fears that the country could face a second wave of infections from nationals arriving from overseas.

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