Wuhan, China, once the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, has returned to a sense of normalcy. This past weekend, in fact, thousands of people turned out for an electronic music concert.
The event took place at the Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park, an open-air venue with a capacity of around 15,000. Though organizers restricted capacity to 50%, the event still drew thousands, with a vast majority choosing not to wear a mask or practice social distancing. A number of attendees even watched the concert from inflatable rubber tubes floating in a giant pool.
While such scenes are unthinkable in the era of coronavirus, Wuhan has reported no new cases of the virus since mid-May and has largely lifted the stringent lockdown restrictions in place since January.
Wuhan, China — once the global epicenter of the coronavirus — hosted an EDM concert at an outdoor water park that saw thousands in attendance. Wuhan hasn’t had a single case of COVID-19 since mid-May. pic.twitter.com/gsckBw3QDz
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August 24, 2020