As cars queued up at expressway toll gates and passengers prepared to board trains to leave Wuhan, the megacity in central China started lifting outbound travel restrictions from Wednesday after almost 11 weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19.
All industrial enterprises above a designated size -- those with annual revenue of 20 million yuan ($2.8 million) or more -- have returned to work and production at East Lake High-tech Development Zone in Wuhan, the capital city of Central China's Hubei province.
In a bid to fully apply the national, provincial and municipal policies to support the steady development of businesses in response to the COVID-19 epidemic situation, as well as boost local economic and social development, Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone -- also known as Optics Valley of China -- has formulated a policy implementation plan.
At present, 268 foreign-funded enterprises in the zone have resumed production, officials said, with most of the zone's high-end manufacturers back at or close to full capacity.
Wuhan in Hubei province, the city hit hardest by the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak on the Chinese mainland, resumed operations of its subways on Saturday after a suspension of more than two months due to the epidemic.