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‘Heroic city’ Wuhan ends lockdown with party 11 weeks after it was epicentre

‘Heroic city’ Wuhan ends lockdown with party 11 weeks after it was epicentre

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China has ended coronavirus lockdown measures in Wuhan - 11 weeks after it became the epicentre of what has since developed into a global crisis.Authorities have begun allowing its 11 million residents to travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began without special authorisation. Under new rules that came into force as of midnight on Wednesday, people are allowed to enter and leave on the condition a mandatory smartphone application powered by a mix of data-tracking and government surveillance shows they are healthy and have not been in recent contact with anyone infected. A light show on either side of the Yangtze river marked the occasion, with skyscrapers and bridges radiating animated images of health workers heeling patients.One bears the ...
Inside Bergamo – Father in epicentre of pandemic orders his girls in UK back home as ‘it’s safer’

Inside Bergamo – Father in epicentre of pandemic orders his girls in UK back home as ‘it’s safer’

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The bridge takes you across the Po river and into Lombardy, another hour or so through the now deserted streets of the fashion and industry power house of Milan, and on to the medieval city of Bergamo.It is an easy drive on deserted roads. Just one thing niggles on your brain and makes you twitch as you touch your face or sanitise your hands - you are driving in to the epicentre of the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world at the moment where more people have died than anywhere else, even in China.The initial outbreak here wasn't understood and wasn't controlled. ...
Helicopter crashes near earthquake epicentre

Helicopter crashes near earthquake epicentre

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Two people have been killed after a helicopter crashed while surveying the damage from a powerful earthquake in Mexico.The helicopter was carrying the Mexican interior minister Alfonso Navarrete and governor of the state of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat when it crashed on Friday night local time.They had been in a group of officials surveying damage from the earthquake, which hit the rural state and Mexico City on Friday evening.Mr Navarrete told the Televisa network: "I understand that there are people who have lost their lives."He said the helicopter pilot had lost control of the aircraft some 22 miles southwest of the quake's epicentre.The helicopter had been at a height of about 40m (130ft), he added.According to a Televisa reporter who had been on board, the helicopter had dropped after gene...