Wuhan one year on: A city of resilience, scars in wake of Covid-19 outbreak

One year after the coronavirus first surfaced in Wuhan, which went under a 76-day lockdown, life appears to be back to normal. But look closer and the scars left by the pandemic are visible. China correspondent Elizabeth Law reports after a third trip to the central Chinese city.

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Nearly a year since the coronavirus first emerged in a market in Wuhan, life has largely returned to normal in the central Chinese city. But a closer look shows the scars that still remain and a constant worry of a resurgence.
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WUHAN - On a rainy Sunday evening, a line of about 100 cars is at a standstill waiting to enter an upscale mall in the Guanggu district east of Wuhan.

Inside, shoppers browse the mall's offerings, joining a snaking queue for bubble tea while parents look on as their children play with an interactive art exhibit.

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