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China to lift lockdown on virus epicenter Wuhan on April 8

Workers in protective suits are seen at a checkpoint for registration and body temperature measurement, at an entrance to a residential compound in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Kyodo) -- Health authorities in China's Hubei Province said Tuesday that they will lift the months-long lockdown imposed on Wuhan, the epicenter of the country's coronavirus outbreak, on April 8 as the number of new infection cases there dwindles.

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