Whether or not that might have unintended consequences for the rest of the world remains to be determined. On Tuesday, Chinese media reports confirmed that after 76 days the city of Wuhan is on lockdown no more.
Workers in protective overalls walk past the Hankou railway station on the eve of its resuming outbound traffic in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Hundreds of citizens gathered around riverbanks; parks, and near bridges excited at the now open prospect of hopefully returning to somewhat normal lives. But, as anything to do with China, there’s a twist.
Numerous outlets report that the city ‘s 11m residents are lawfully required to have an unidentified government controlled app on their phone that tells officials whether or not someone is healthy. If one is deemed unhealthy or to have been in contact with someone who is believed to be unhealthy, it is unclear as to how the app may respond.