Claims it’s thanks to harsh lockdown.
Published on 18 December, 2020
A Reuters photo essay celebrates how residents of Wuhan are enjoying nightclubs and street parties without the need for masks or social distancing even as much of the rest of the world continues to labor under lockdown.
The article notes how young people living in the original epicenter of COVID-19 are now frolicking around in crowded beer halls and other venues.
“Nightlife in Wuhan is back in full swing almost seven months after the city lifted its stringent lockdown and the city’s young partygoers are embracing the catharsis,” states the piece, noting how maskless partygoers are spilling onto the streets.
A previous video showing residents of Wuhan enjoying a giant pool party was also heralded by the Chinese Communist Party as a “strategic victory” in its fight against the coronavirus.
The piece puts the city’s recovery down to “one of the strictest lockdowns worldwide,” noting that a new locally transmitted case of COVID-19 hasn’t been reported since May 10.
However, this fails to explain why similarly harsh lockdowns which were imposed in countries like Spain and Italy failed to prevent a second wave of the virus.
According to one of the individuals interviewed by Reuters, there are now more people enjoying the city’s nightlife than there was before the pandemic.