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[Published: Friday September 25 2020]

 Chinese nightclubs in Wuhan packed

WUHAN 25 Sep (ANA)  - Nightclubs in the Chinese city Wuhan appear to be packed after officials declared the area virus-free in June following tests on 9.9 million residents.
Wuhan is believed to be the place where the pandemic began last year, but health authorities say the city has not recorded a locally transmitted case since mid-May. 
Some people were photographed wearing masks in hospitality venues this weekend, but many decided it was not necessary. Locals are said to be enjoying their social lives ‘in all varieties’, with restaurants, clubs, bars and cinemas fully open.
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People in China are required to scan a QR code confirming they are healthy before entering any establishment. 
The health code also serves as a track and trace system if needed. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases for mainland China now stands at 85,307, while 4,634 people are said to have lost their lives to the virus overall. 
The country reported 10 new cases on Tuesday – all imported infections involving travellers from overseas. However, critics have suggested the Chinese Government’s narrative on infection rates cannot be trusted. It comes as the Chinese virologist who alleges coronavirus was made in a lab accuses the World Health Organisation of being part of a ‘cover-up’.(ANA)


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