- Wuhan was the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic and the first city to go into lockdown
- The 76-day lockdown had far-reaching effects for the city's economy but now is being hailed as a success story in the fight against Covid-19
- Nightclubs are full of life again, with party-goers being tested for fevers before entering the clubs
Life has returned to Wuhan's hospitality industry a year after the city was the first in the world to go into lockdown due to Covid-19.
The virus was first discovered in the city and brought it to a standstill with strict social distancing measures with a 76-day lockdown.
Nightclubs and restaurants were empty but now they are bustling with life and excitement. The rest of the world continues to struggle with the virus, with many nations going into their second hard lockdowns.
A nightclub in the centre of the city called Super Monkey which has no dress code or a VIP list according to ENCA.
However, there was one exception, in order to get into the club patrons need to have their temperatures checked at their door and anyone who measures higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius is turned away.
The party atmosphere is seen as a deliberate attempt by Beijing to point at the failure of Western governments in their handling of the pandemic. However, Western nations have also accused Beijing of not being transparent about the scale of the outbreak according to the Daily Mail.
Nightclub brand manager Li Bo revealed that the lockdown had damaged the industry in Wuhan, with numbers of partygoers down by 60% to 70 percent compared to pre-Covid-19.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that 2021 is turning into another terrible year as authorities in China found Covid-19 in samples of ice cream. This resulted in thousands of boxes of the frozen desert being seized.
The contaminated ice cream was recalled after the virus was discovered in samples of ice cream manufactured in eastern China by the Tianjin Daqiaodao Food Company.
Sky News reported that the ice cream was produced using ingredients from New Zealand and Ukraine.
In other news, for the first time in nearly five months, China has recorded its biggest daily jump in Covid19 cases. This comes despite three cities being in lockdown, increased testing and several other measures to curb its spread.
According to reports on Wednesday, Beijing saw the newest cases, while a province in the northeast of the country also saw a rise in new cases.
In a statement released by China's National Health Commission, 115 new confirmed cases were reported in the mainland. The day before 55 were recorded.
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