Daily swims in the Yangtze stopped in January when Wuhan went into lockdown, which lasted 76 days. Photo: AFP Daily swims in the Yangtze stopped in January when Wuhan went into lockdown, which lasted 76 days. Photo: AFP
Daily swims in the Yangtze stopped in January when Wuhan went into lockdown, which lasted 76 days. Photo: AFP

Winter no barrier to Wuhan’s river swimmers after coronavirus lockdown

  • Daily swims in the Yangtze River have resumed for many residents of the city where Covid-19 first emerged
  • For one retiree, inspired to swim by Mao Zedong, to be back in the water ‘is like being reborn’

Topic |   Coronavirus China
Daily swims in the Yangtze stopped in January when Wuhan went into lockdown, which lasted 76 days. Photo: AFP Daily swims in the Yangtze stopped in January when Wuhan went into lockdown, which lasted 76 days. Photo: AFP
Daily swims in the Yangtze stopped in January when Wuhan went into lockdown, which lasted 76 days. Photo: AFP
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