Wuhan to lift outbound travel restrictions on April 8

Aerial photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows vehicles back to Wuhan wait to pass through a highway toll station in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. Xinhua

WUHAN, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Wuhan, the Chinese city hardest hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak, will lift outbound travel restrictions from April 8 after over two months of lockdown, local authorities said Tuesday.

People in Wuhan will be allowed to leave the city and Hubei Province, where Wuhan is the capital, if they hold a green health code, meaning no contact with any infected or suspected COVID-19 cases, according to a circular issued by the provincial COVID-19 control headquarters.

Other areas in Hubei will lift outbound transportation restrictions from March 25, the circular said.

On Jan. 23, Wuhan declared unprecedented traffic restrictions, including suspending the city's public transport and all outbound flights and trains, in an attempt to contain the epidemic within its territory.

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