Wuhan marks a year since lockdown as Biden warns of 600,000 dead

Wuhan (China) (AFP) – The Chinese city of Wuhan marked one year since the start of its traumatic 76-day coronavirus lockdown Saturday while the pandemic continued to rage elsewhere, with US President Joe Biden warning America’s death toll could pass 600,000. Traffic hummed, sidewalks bustled, and citizens packed parks and public transport in Wuhan, underscoring the scale of the recovery in the metropolis of 11 million where the pathogen first emerged before going global. The spread of the virus was accelerating elsewhere, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying a new strain that emerg…

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