Inside Story

Is it too early to lift the lockdown on Wuhan?

Chinese city, where coronavirus pandemic begun, has ended its more-than two-month lockdown.

Much of the world is now imposing strict lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus.

But the Chinese city, where the pandemic begun, is easing restrictions after a sharp fall in new cases.

Eleven million people in Wuhan are now allowed to leave the city for the first time since late January.

Health officials are keeping a close watch to avoid a second wave of infections.

China‘s government is hailing this as a milestone in the global fight against COVID-19.

But questions have been raised about whether China has been under-reporting its number of infections and deaths.

So, what are the lessons for the rest of the world?

Presenter: Bernard Smith


Dr Arisina Ma – President of the Hong Kong Public Doctors’ Association

Dr Muhammad Munir – Lecturer in virology at Lancaster University, UK

Dr Gloria Taliani – Infectious disease specialist and member of the COVID-19 Task Force of the Italian Civil Protection System