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    • People wearing face masks take a ferry as they pass the Yangtze River at dusk almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 11 December 2020.
    • A man drives a car outside a nightclub almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 12 December 2020.
    • People dance in a park at night almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 11 December 2020.
    • People dance at a nightclub almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 12 December 2020.
    • People put cream from a birthday cake on each other at a bar almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 11 December 2020.
    • People eat at a street restaurant at night almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 11 December 2020.
    • A man opens a bottle of beer with his teeth at a street restaurant almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 11 December 2020.
    • Zhang Qiong, 29, wipes birthday cake off her face at a bar almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 11 December 2020. After experiencing the first wave of the epidemic in Wuhan and then the liberation, I feel like I'm living a second life, said Qiong.
    • People celebrate a birthday at a street restaurant almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 11 December 2020.
    • People play with toy guns outside a bar at night almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 11 December 2020.
    • A snack vendor sells snacks outside a bar on a street almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 11 December 2020.
    • People wearing face masks walk out of a ferry as they pass the Yangtze River at dusk almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 11 December 2020.
    • People dance at a nightclub almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 12 December 2020.
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    People wearing face masks take a ferry as they pass the Yangtze River at dusk almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, 11 December 2020.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 1.5 million lives since the first case was registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The total number of infected has now surpassed 75 million worldwide. While some countries are yet to lift nationwide lockdowns, scientists report promising news about the distribution of coronavirus vaccines.

    Wuhan is the capital of China's Hubei Province and is known for being one of the most populous Chinese cities. The first COVID-19 cases were reported here last Dcember, with the city's authorites later shutting down a local seafood market after discovering some patients were vendors or dealers there. After cases began to spread, the Chinese government imposed a complete lockdown in Wuhan and other cities in Hubei; later many cities, districts, and counties across the country followed that example. The lockdown was lifted in April, marking China's successful strategy of tackling the pandemic. 

    Check out Sputnik's photo gallery to see the city of Wuhan one year after the coronavirus pandemic sparked an epidemiological crisis all around the world.

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