Then and now: Wuhan bustles a year after world's first COVID-19 lockdown


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Share this content Bookmark WUHAN: Barriers still enclose Wuhan's notorious seafood market - one of the few immediate reminders that the city was once the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic that has transformed the world. Otherwise, the new normal in the central Chinese city of 11 million is much like the old reality: Cars buzz down highways, sidewalks bustle with shoppers, and public transport and parks are busy. Advertisement Advertisement Then and now: Previously overwhelmed pharmacies and hospitals are currently empty of COVID-19 patients. (Photos: AFP/Hector Retamal) On Saturday (Jan 23), the city where COVID-19 was first detected in late...