Amid coronavirus rebound fears, Wuhan residents asked to stay indoors
Wuhan : Wuhan, from where the first coronavirus case was officially registered, has been asked to stay indoors as there are fears of COVID-19 rebound. The administration has plans of resuming 100 passenger trains from April 8.
Wuhan will resume operation of nearly 100 passenger trains starting April 8, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted local railway officials on Friday. China has already announced plans to resume air services from Wuhan from April 8.
Since March 28, the trains have started arriving on the 17 stations while the outbound services are yet to begin.
The trains that will resume services include those departing from Wuhan to cities including Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hangzhou, as well as to other cities in parts of Hubei Province.
There are fears that asymptomatic coronavirus cases may resurface the virus and put the region back in crisis.
The asymptomatic cases are those who test positive for the virus but do not show any symptom and have the potential to cause sporadic clusters of infections.
On March 25, China downgraded the risk level of the coronavirus in its epicentre Wuhan from high to medium and resumed bus services within the city for the first time since the three-month lockdown.
The city's public transportation has partly resumed services, and there are visibly more pedestrians and vehicles on the roads.
China is now working on a strategy to locate all the asymptomatic coronavirus patients.