China Begins To Lift Lockdown On Hubei Province

The Associated Press reports:

Chinese authorities are lifting a two-month lockdown of most of coronavirus-hit Hubei province, as domestic cases of the virus continue to subside. People who are cleared will be able to leave the province after midnight Tuesday.

China has been using a color-coded system to indicate the health of each citizen: “Red” indicates that a person has been confirmed to have contracted the virus or had a fever at the time they were tested, anyone with close contact with one of those people is considered “yellow.” All other citizens are “green.”

The city of Wuhan, where the outbreak started, will remain locked down until April 8. At that point, any “green” citizens can leave the country.