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Lessons learned in reopening of Wuhan need to be widely shared

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After two and a half months of imposing a total lockdown on a city of 11 million people to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, China recently reopened Wuhan to the rest of the nation.

Wuhan is where the first confirmed cases of infection with the coronavirus were reported. More than 2,500 people have died of COVID-19 in the industrial hub in China's Hubei province.

As the original epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, Wuhan has been hit by far the hardest among Chinese cities. With regard to the daily lives of citizens, the end of the lockdown marks the first step in the predictably long process of returning to normalcy.

But many doubts and questions remain as to what actually happened in Wuhan since last year. What has the lockdown caused to the city and its people?

Even if it takes time to identify the origin of the outbreak and analyze how the virus spread, Chinese authorities must already have detailed information about the measures they have taken, the chronological changes in the........

© The Asahi Shimbun