British Reuters published an article entitled “One Night in Wuhan: The Initial Epicenter of the Coronavirus is Relearning How to Gather” on December 17. It reads as follows:
In a noisy bistro in Wuhan, Zhang Qiong has just wiped off the birthday cake on her face, and she is having fun with her friends at the dinner party (pictured). After the first wave of Wuhan’s epidemic, and then the ‘unblocking’, I feel like I’m reborn,” said Zhang, 29, said.
Outside the pub, the party crowded into the street, and some people played the game of shooting balloons with toy guns at street stalls. Nearly seven months after Wuhan lifted the strict lockdown, the city’s nightlife has been fully revitalized. Recently, young residents of Wuhan visited street snack bars in droves, hoping to make up for the lost time.
In this once-hit city, the recovery of the nightlife economy has given people a glimpse of the post-epidemic lifestyle. With the launch of the coronavirus vaccine around the world, many people hope that this life will become a reality in 2021. Wuhan hasn’t reported a single home-grown case since May 10 this year after experiencing the world’s most stringent lockdown measures.
Students, musicians, artists and young office workers are the backbone of the city’s nightlife scene. They shared with each other months of staying home, and many people are preparing for the recovery of the city. Wang Xinghao, the lead singer of a rock band in Wuhan, said: “Some of my new songs will definitely have something to do with [life] during the epidemic.” He said that the inspiration for one of the new songs came from his three-month life with his mother close during the epidemic. Rock fan Yi Yi said: “Wuhan fell silent during the epidemic. Nowadays, people are eating out and having fun. I don’t think there were so many people before the pandemic.”
At present, Reuters’ report on Wuhan has also caused heated discussion on the social network “Twitter” abroad.
Among them, some people humorously said that in the face of Wuhan’s freedom, Americans may feel that they are the “bird in the cage”.
Others said that Wuhan was able to achieve today’s situation because of the huge efforts and support for epidemic prevention, including medical staff, civil servants, police, soldiers and many ordinary people. They have experienced strict blockade measures together, so they have gained freedom today.
But there are also some Americans and Westerners who have collapsed and beeped “sour-not-rare”: This is all planned by your China, right? You just released this virus to see our jokes, right? When do you apologize to us?