Three airports in Hubei to resume flights Wednesday
Updated 19:15, 24-Mar-2020
Xiangyang Airport, Enshi Airport and Shennongjia Airport in central China's Hubei Province, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, will resume flights starting Wednesday, the Hubei Airport Company said on Tuesday.
The move came on the heels of the Hubei Health Commission's Tuesday announcement that residents of Wuhan, the city hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak in the province, will be allowed to travel outside the city starting April 8.
People in Wuhan will be allowed to travel outside the city and the province if they follow a green health code, meaning no contact with anyone infected with or suspected of having COVID-19, the commission said, adding that other cities in the province will lift travel curbs on March 25.
Meanwhile, colleges and universities, primary and secondary vocational schools, technical colleges and kindergartens in the province will remain closed.
China reported 78 new cases of the deadly coronavirus on Tuesday, with the vast majority brought in from overseas.
On Monday, one new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Hubei, and seven new deaths were reported in the region – all in Wuhan.