The streets of Wuhan slowly came back to life on Tuesday after over two months of lockdown that was put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Vehicles appeared to be driving through the city and pulling over to run some errands next to open restaurants and bars that were already being visited by some customers.

Wuhan, the city from which the pandemic originated, managed to slow down its death rate in late March, with no new deaths reported in the whole of China as of Monday, April 6.

Local authorities began easing restrictions in Wuhan after almost 7,000 residential compounds were classified as "epidemic-free", allowing their residents to leave their homes for two hours at a time.

According to the National Health Commission, mainland China reported a total of 82,697 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 77,537 recoveries and 3,337 coronavirus-related deaths.

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