Thousands of people without masks attended the Strawberry Music Festival, one of China's largest music festivals, in Wuhan. The festival was making a return in Wuhan after it was forced to be online only last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Organisers told that the numbers attending the festival were restricted this year. Around 11,000 people attended the first day of the festival, he added. Barriers were set up in front of each stage and security personnel restricted numbers in those areas. Some spectators wore masks, but many did not.
Wuhan, where Covid-19 first started, imposed stringent restriction for more than two months during the world’s first coronavirus-induced lockdown. Since then the city was almost completely virus-free, as per the officials.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China are 90,671 and the fatalities remain unchanged at 4,636, many of whom were Wuhan residents who died in 2020.
According to the data released by National Health Commission, China carried out about 11.6 million Covid-19 vaccinations, bringing the tally of vaccine administered to more than 265 million people.