Wild nightclub scene transforms Wuhan from COVID-19 epicenter to party central
It was the epicenter of the global COVID-19 pandemic — but Wuhan, China, is now party central.
Revelers are once more thronging the nightclubs, bars and restaurants of the central Chinese city of 11 million residents, and partying like it’s 2018.
Wuhan’s revival is a glimpse into a post-pandemic world that many hope for in 2021, Reuters noted on Saturday.
“During the time of the epidemic, Wuhan was really a dead city,” one reveler told the wire service as she dined on skewered meats with a crowd of friends.
“After it reopened, I’ve never seen so many people. Now people are all coming out to eat and have fun.”
The city launched a 76-day total lockdown from Jan. 23 to April 8 after the first outbreak, and has not reported a new case of COVID-19 since early May.
Earlier this month, the city even launched a promotional video to attract tourists.
“From the myriad twinkling lights along the Yangtze River and the amazing dance and music from the Zhiyin cruise, to the glittering light and beautiful voices from the livehouse……give me five! Everyone!” the video enthuses.