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Wuhan, Coronavirus Ground Zero, Lifts Lockdown and Many Rush to Leave

WUHAN, China—Tens of thousands of people, some in full protective gear, poured out of Wuhan on Wednesday, thronging the city’s airport, railway stations and highways as authorities lifted an 11-week lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic’s initial epicenter.

At the drop of midnight Wednesday morning, Chinese authorities began allowing people who can prove they are healthy to enter and leave Wuhan, and relaxed restrictions on many local businesses, in an effort to resuscitate a local economy devastated by the disease.

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