Residents in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began, rushed to train stations and the city’s airport on April 8 as the government lockdown was lifted.
The crowd outside Wuhan’s Tianhe International Airport on Wednesday morning pushed forward as anxiety grew over catching their flights out of town — the first to depart since Jan. 23.
At other border checkpoints around the city, people were leaving as fast as they could. Around 55,000 people have train tickets for Wednesday while cars lined up at expressway toll gates after 75 road checkpoints were removed, reported Chinese state media.
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China is the third largest country in the world by area and the largest country in the world by population. Properly known as the People’s Republic of China, the political territory of the country includes the former nations of Tibet and Hong Kong.