After a massive testing blitz, costing nearly 900 million yuan (US$127 million) and involving 10.9 million people being tested over two weeks (being the entire city population over the age of 6) the city of Wuhan has now been officially declared “Covid free” and China’s “safest city”.
According to news agency, Caixin “Wuhan, the Chinese city worst hit by Covid-19, is now the “safest city,” said Feng Zijian, a deputy director of China’s National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Since Covid-19 emerged in December, Wuhan recorded 50,340 Covid-19 infections, 60% of the national total. The city was placed under drastic lockdown for nearly three months and suffered an overwhelmed health-care system.”
After a traumatic start to 2020, the city has now returned to normal.