In a bid to resume the outbound movement of people, the health commission of central China’s Hubei Province announced on Tuesday that residents of Wuhan, hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, will be allowed to travel outside the city starting April 8.
People in Wuhan will be allowed to travel outside the city and the province if they hold a green health code – meaning no contact with any infected or suspected COVID-19 cases, the commission said, adding that other cities in the province will lift travel curbs on March 25.
Meanwhile, colleges and universities, primary and secondary vocational schools, technical colleges and kindergartens in the province will remain closed.
China reported 78 new cases of the deadly coronavirus on Tuesday, with the vast majority brought in from overseas.
On Monday, one new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Hubei and seven new deaths were reported in the region – all in Wuhan.