Wuhan Pool Party Raises Concerns Over Public Safety Protocols Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic  

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The coronavirus emerged from a seafood market of Wuhan in December 2019 for which, this city is termed as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus cases spread rapidly and within a few weeks, thousands of people were infected. Wuhan was also the first country to impose a strict lockdown to control the new cases. But after this lockdown is eased, the city is involved in mass gatherings such as the Wuhan pool party which has recently grabbed media’s attention.

it seems like that the city is over the pandemic within a few weeks. It is good in a way that the frustration related to the pandemic is now eased. But since the virus is not completely vanished, not following the protocols is probably the worst idea.

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The recent Wuhan pool party pictures are all over the media and it is worrisome to see so many people gathered together without following any hygiene measures.  Thousands of people gathered in the water part and enjoyed the open-air musical concert. But no one was seen wearing a mask or keeping a safe distance.

This event took place at the Maya Beach Water Park at Wuhan where people were wearing swimsuits, no masks, and standing shoulder to shoulder with other people. People were enjoying music and swimming but there was absolutely no social distance followed.

Gatherings like these are impossible to imagine in many parts of the world where people are still struggling with surviving. There are more than 21 million people who are infected and thousands have lost their lives to it. The US is topping the list with the highest cases of infections and the new cases are being reported every day. Brazil and India are also reporting thousands of new cases every day.

Wuhan is returning back to normal life after spending weeks of lockdown caused by a coronavirus. More than 11 million people in the province of Hubei were affected by the virus and the whole province was under the longest lockdown in the world, which lasted for 76 days. It was imposed in April and there are no new cases reported now. It shows that the lockdown was successful to control the new cases.

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All the public places were closed since April and now all of them are re-opened. The Maya Beach water park was also opened two months ago and the daily number of visitors is increasing every day. Right now, there are more than 15,000 visitors every weekend in this water park and the number is increasing every other week. The park admin is now offering a huge discount on the entry, as reported by a local newspaper.

The first case of coronavirus was reported in December after which there has been a high increase in the cases. There were more than 84,000 confirmed cases from various parts of the country, but there are no new cases reported now. However, events like this Wuhan pool party may cause new infections of coronavirus but it is too early to reach a conclusion.

 

 

 

 

 

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