With domestic cases reportedly subsiding, Chinese authorities announced on Tuesday they will lift a lockdown imposed on most of Hubei province, with one obvious exception.
The two-month lockdown will continue for those in the capital city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. But, that lockdown is set to be lifted by officials in China on April 8th. People in Hubei, except for Wuhan, will be allowed to leave the province if they have a green QR code on their mobile phones. The Chinese government made that announcement on Weibo – which is similar to Twitter. The QR code indicates people’s health.
The Chinese are set to begin new measures of protection in Beijing. Starting Wednesday, Beijing will test and quarantine anyone coming from overseas for the coronavirus. in addition to being quarantined. China’s National Health Commission reported 78 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 74 of which they say were imported.