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Thousands leave virus-hit Wuhan as outbound travel ban lifted

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WUHAN: Thousands of travellers flocked to catch trains leaving Wuhan on Wednesday (Apr 8) as authorities lifted a more than two-month ban on outbound travel from the hard-hit Chinese city where the global coronavirus pandemic first emerged.

As the ban was lifted on schedule at midnight local time, many passengers expressed joy and relief as they filed into Wuhan's Wuchang station, leaping at the chance to board overnight trains heading out of town.

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