On this day three years ago, the Chinese government imposed a lockdown in Wuhan in what marked the unofficial beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When was the first lockdown in Wuhan?
As a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, the first lockdown was put into place on January 23, 2020 and lasted for 76 days ending on April 8, 2020.
What were the restrictions during the Wuhan lockdown?
During the lockdown, residents were not allowed to leave their homes or neighborhoods, and all public transportation was suspended. Movement within the city was also restricted, and all non-essential businesses were closed.
Did the Wuhan lockdown work?
The lockdown, along with other measures implemented in China, was effective in slowing the spread of the virus. However, the virus quickly spread to other countries, leading to a global pandemic.