Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
A Russian expat has filmed this long queue extending outside a McDonald’s restaurant in the Chinese city of Wuhan after the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted.
Russian blogger Darya Kuznetsova, who lives in Wuhan in the eastern Chinese province of Hubei, shared the video on her Instagram account.
Filmed after Wuhan after the lockdown was lifted following nearly three months, the footage shows a long queue of people, all apparently wearing face masks, filing out of a McDonald’s restaurant and onto the pavement.
According to Darya, the McDonald’s store has become the most popular place in the city and has been mobbed ever since people were first let outside.
She said: “McDonald’s is now the busiest place in the city. Such long queues. The very first day they reopened online orders, their system went down.”
Darya also explained that the city is awakening from its slumber bit by bit and that the streets and pavements are continually getting busier.
Wuhan was locked down on 23rd January to prevent the spread of COVID-19 where the virus is believed to have originated late last year.
There have been 82,924 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in China with 3,340 deaths and 77,758 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
Official figures for Russia are 10,131 cases with 76 deaths and 698 recoveries.
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