Wuhan launches tourism campaign 8 months after being coronavirus epicentre

Wuhan is trying to tempt tourists back into its streets, just 10 months after a strict lockdown saw the city grind to a halt when it became the global epicentre of coronavirus.

China is now back to business as usual and a new tourism advert shows an idyllic image of Wuhan, where a wet market infamously became a super-spreader event.

In the clip, Wuhan boasts of its culture with an opening scene of a prima ballerina in an ornate theatre giving an elegant bow.

A Buddhist temple caught in the glow of sunrise is shown, as well as scenes of forests, lakes, and nature on the outskirts of the city.

Wuhan's nightlife is also flaunted, with clips of firework displays, glittering skyscrapers, rooftop bars, and a band playing in a packed club.

On its social media page on the app Weibo, the city's tourism bureau wrote: "Wuhan is never stingy in presenting its beauty, and we, who love it, hope more people can understand.

"Look forward to meeting you in Wuhan."

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Meanwhile, Lonely Planet describes Wuhan as a "transport hub" where you may stopover for a couple of nights, but claims there is "not much in the way of cultural sites".

Now England is in a second lockdown, it's not possible to travel anywhere on holiday until December 2.

China has outright banned Brits from entering the country.

Tourists from non-banned countries must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test for coronavirus and an IgM antibody test before being admitted into China.

Wuhan opened back up after several consecutive weeks without new coronavirus cases.

Recent pictures show a packed nightclub in the city, with scantily-clad revelers dancing and kissing the night away.

In its most recent update, The World Health Organisation (WHO) said there were only 23 new cases of coronavirus in China.

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