Life Returns To Normal In Wuhan As Coronavirus Epidemic Wanes

WUHAN, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Wuhan, the once epicenter of COVID-19, has gradually returned to normal as the novel coronavirus epidemic wanes.

An increasing number of shops have reopened. People venture out to take in the sunshine and fresh air. Women have started square dancing again. Public buses and the subway system have also restarted.

People exercise in the open air as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Residents select flowers at a flower market in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, April 19, 2020.(Photo by Zhao Jun/Xinhua)

A man works in his shop in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 16, 2020.(Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

A customer picks books at Zall Bookstore in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, April 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Citizens read books at Zall Bookstore in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, April 18, 2020. . (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

People take a light rail train in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 16, 2020.(Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

People queue outside a barbershop in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

A woman exercises outside in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

People travel outside in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 16, 2020.(Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

A shop owner barbecues outside in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

A woman buys vegetables in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 16, 2020.(Xinhua/Shen Bohan)