CHINA China's Wuhan sees first train depart as the months-long lockdown lifted

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China's Wuhan sees first train depart as the months-long lockdown lifted

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07:19, April 08, 2020

Photos taken by Chen Hao, provided to People's Daily

A passenger train heading for Guangzhou made a stop at Wuchang Railway Station in Wuhan, former epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in China, at 00:20 am Wednesday, the first since the city lifted its outbound travel restrictions on April 8.

A total of 442 passengers were onboard train K81.

At the entrance to Wuchang Station, two cabins were set up to conduct health checks on passengers' green health code -- proof that a user is symptom-free, as required by local governments.

Meantime, medical staff on a 24-hour rotation were also sent to the station by the local health commission to be on hand to deal with any virus-related emergencies that might arise.

At the entrance, exit and waiting area of the station, staff reminded passengers to wear masks, be ready to have their health codes verified, temperature checked and to prepare to show their ID cards and tickets.

They were also asked to maintain social distancing while waiting in designated areas, and to form lines while entering and leaving the station.

At 00:50 am, the K81 passenger train departed Wuchang on time.

(Compiled by Ryan Yaoran Yu and Elaine Yue Lin)

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