The first outbreak of COVID-19 was recorded in Wuhan in late 2019. The local government was then forced to completely close the city from late January to early April 2020, while hospitals were flooded. overflow with COVID-19.
This year, things have returned to normal in Wuhan, where very few cases have been reported over the course of several months.
Residents squeezed in to buy food and decorations at the last minute for the New Year’s Eve party.
“I feel happy,” said Song Bo (33 years old, a car assembly worker). “Last year, we just stayed at home and didn’t do anything. Every day I sleep in the house. This year, despite having to wear a mask, it is still much better. ”
The lives of the people of Wuhan have almost returned to normal. Photo: Reuters
Some small businesses are also optimistic about the increase in sales during the New Year.
“When the city was sealed off, no one was on the street. Now, my business is recovering, and I am satisfied with my sales, ”said Li Hong Gang, a lantern seller.
However, for small traders in traditional markets, such as Wu Xiuhong (owner of a grain stall), the effect of the blockade is still lasting.
Wu said her business sales have halved this year.
“So sad. The past year was too terrible. We usually have 10 salespeople, but this year we only have 4 left, ”Wu said.
According to Reuters