More than 11,000 Chinese students in graduation caps and gowns participated in a giant diploma ceremony in Wuhan, more than a year after the lifting of anti-COVID restrictions in this city that was the epicenter of the epidemic.
The quarantine of the 11 million inhabitants of Wuhan since January 23, 2020 showed the severity of the disease, which later spread to the rest of the planet.
After 76 days of a very strict confinement, the city gradually returned to a normal rhythm since April 2020, like the rest of China, where the infections have almost stopped.
In a sign of relaxation from the inhabitants of Wuhan, few students wore masks among those present at the ceremony organized on Sunday at the Normal School of the city.
Among the students sitting next to each other, more than 2,200 were expected to have received their diploma last year, but the ceremony was postponed in the wake of the epidemic.
According to official figures, China has registered a little more than 90,000 covid cases, including 4,636 fatal since the beginning of 2020, the majority in Wuhan.