A boy in Wuhan plays badminton on a street decorated for Lunar New Year celebrations, a year after the city was the first epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
A boy in Wuhan plays badminton on a street decorated for Lunar New Year celebrations, a year after the city was the first epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: in China, a year after the pandemic began, Wuhan has become a city of forgetting

  • The colour and cheer of Lunar New Year celebrations hide a dark seam of grief, anger and unease
  • Whistle-blowers, human rights lawyers and activists are still paying the price for speaking out about the government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis

A boy in Wuhan plays badminton on a street decorated for Lunar New Year celebrations, a year after the city was the first epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
A boy in Wuhan plays badminton on a street decorated for Lunar New Year celebrations, a year after the city was the first epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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