About a month earlier than expected, not only China but even Hubei province – the former epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic – is returning to normal life. My friends and colleagues in China tell me that this has already happened elsewhere in the country, with necessary temperature checks everywhere and health registration. A green health clearance means you can go. I must admit, it feels completely surreal when most of the rest of the world is entering into full lockdown and the USA is about to descend into a spiral that will see the end of its global power. I cannot wait to get back to China and will do so as soon as possible.
A brief video from Global Times on the restart of Hubei province: