Wuhan Rocked With Riots After 2 Months Lockdown Lifted

Wuhan Rocked With Riots After 2 Months Lockdown Lifted

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the deadly outbreak of Covid-19 has first taken place, went into lockdown mode since January 23. While the city is still not virus free with few people getting infected now and then, the numbers got to single-digit and early double-digit now. China's government has other decided to finally call off the lockdown but never expected things to turn violent.

While lockdown is lifted within Wuhan, the residents are still not allowed to go to other cities. Angered by this condition, people of the city started involving in rioting after a group overturned a police vehicle first. China made it clear that people of Wuhan could move freely within the city but could travel to other cities only after April 8th. That led to riots in the city and once again the authorities have enforced a shutdown on shops and shopping malls while people are allowed to wander.

This is what many epidemiologists are worried about, as they feel that longest periods of lockdown will angry people and turn them little wild and unpredictable. Coming to India, starting from last Monday, a 21-day lockdown is announced by the Prime Minister and we have to see if it help containing the virus and stopping the country to enter Stage 3.