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Wuhan reopens for the first time since the city was shut off to slow the spread of a deadly Coronavirus that first took root inside its boundaries. April 8 marked what state media called the “unsealing of Wuhan,” a watershed end to a 76-day lockdown.

A medical worker from China's Jilin Province, in red, embraces a colleague from Wuhan as she prepares to return home at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

The Associated Press

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A member of a medical team hugs a woman at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport after travel restrictions to leave Wuhan were lifted.

ALY SONG/Reuters

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Residents cross the Yangtze River on a ferry in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press

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A man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle on a street in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province.

HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

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Chinese youths record a dance routine on the streets of Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press

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Residents eat on the streets of Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press

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A man walks past a delivery man outside a gold jewelry shop on the streets of Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press

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Travellers are seen inside Hankou Railway Station after travel restrictions to leave Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and China's epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, were lifted.

STRINGER/Reuters

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Workers assemble cars at the Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd factory in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press

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A traveller wearing a face mask hugs a woman outside Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, after travel restrictions to leave Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and China's epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, were lifted.

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Employees eating during a lunch break at an auto plant of Dongfeng Honda in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province.

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Medical workers wave goodbye to a medical team from Jilin at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport after travel restrictions to leave Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and China's epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, were lifted.

ALY SONG/Reuters

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