The Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan — as soon as the worldwide epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic— hosted crowds of hundreds of individuals over the weekend for a music festival.
Round 11,000 revelers packed in to observe acts take the stage for the primary day of the Wuhan Strawberry Music Festival on Saturday.
Live performance-goers danced and sang alongside, many with out masks.
The festival made its return to Wuhan after it went digital final 12 months attributable to coronavirus restrictions.
“Final 12 months we (in Wuhan) suffered from the coronavirus,” stated Wuhan scholar, Gao Yuchen 23.
“It has not been straightforward to get to the place we’re at the moment. Individuals right here have put in large efforts and paid an enormous worth (for being hit with the virus). So I really feel very excited to be right here (on the festival),” Gao stated.
The 2-day occasion coincided with the nationwide vacation, Might Day, and attracted entertainers from across the nation.
“That is my first time at an occasion like this held outdoor,” one other concert-goer, Zhang Hongkai, stated “I actually just like the ambiance.”
Wuhan has recorded low numbers of COVID-19 circumstances since implementing strict lockdowns final 12 months when the virus first emerged out of the central Chinese language metropolis.
Since lifting lockdowns final 12 months, China, in normal, has solely seen sporadic outbreaks, easing fears there in regards to the virus.
The nation’s well being authority on Saturday recorded solely 16 new circumstances in mainland China, all of which had been imported from abroad.
China has additionally administered about 265 million COVID-19 vaccinations, in response to knowledge launched by the Nationwide Well being Fee on Saturday.
With Publish Wires