Exodus begins as virus-hit Wuhan lifts ban on outbound travel

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Exodus begins as virus-hit Wuhan lifts ban on outbound travelThousands of Chinese travellers rushed to leave coronavirus-ravaged Wuhan early Wednesday as authorities lifted a more than two-month prohibition on outbound travel from the city where the global pandemic first emerged. As the ban expired on schedule at midnight (1600 GMT Tuesday), passengers — many in hazmat suits — expressed joy and relief as they filed into Wuhan’s Wuchang station to catch the first overnight trains out of town. “Wuhan has lost a lot in this epidemic, and Wuhan people have paid a big price,” said a 21-year-old man surnamed Yao, who was heading back to his restaurant job in Shanghai.



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